Bold, Monster, Engineering Successes

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I'm going to nominate the 'Delta Works'.
I have been expecting the Delta Works to be nominated here. I second the nomination. It is certainly a bold and monster scale project.

The only thing it lacks compared to Saturn V, Glomar Explorer, and James Webb deployment is finality. Delta Works must continue to "work" indefinitely into the future.
 
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The only thing it lacks compared to Saturn V, Glomar Explorer, and James Webb deployment is finality.
Oh, I think JWST lacks finality too. 😈
 
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Oh, I think JWST lacks finality too. 😈
I'm the OP I was trying to define it to the deployment phase of JWST only. Weak I know. But the salient feature is the relentless clock ticking starting at t=0 at launch.
 
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I'd vote for the first ascent of Annapurna. It was the first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. It remains the only 8000er to be ascended on the first try with no fatalities, even though Annapurna is the most dangerous of the fourteen 8000ers.

In those days they hiked in from India. There were scarcely any maps so finding a route to the base of the mountain was a big part of the expedition.
 

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