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==Background==
 
==Background==
The National Radio Astronomy Research Center (NRARC) was a research center with the purpose of investigating radio astronomy, part of the deep space radio research complex that included the [[National Isolated Radio Array]]. The research center was the nerve center of the whole operation, tasked with investigating deep space signals. Barring mishaps caused by the frequency cancellation operations of the NIRA, the entire initiative had a successful run... Until September 2077. The test carried out in the afternoon of September 3, 2077, produced a clean signal and yielded a ton of data. Almost immediately, the astronomers discovered anomalies in the radio signals.<ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries]]</ref>
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The National Radio Astronomy Research Center (NRARC) was a research center built as part of the deep space radio research complex that included the [[National Isolated Radio Array]] (NIRA). The research center was the center of the operation, tasked with investigating deep space signals. Barring the mishaps caused by the frequency cancellation operations of the NIRA, the entire initiative had a successful run until September 2077. While the test carried out in the afternoon of September 3, 2077 produced a clean signal and yielded a ton of data,<ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Data review terminal]]</ref> the astronomers almost immediately discovered [[Zetan aliens|alien]] anomalies in the radio signals.<ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Radio Astronomy Communications terminal]]</ref>
   
The research team got more than it bargained for. All deep space data was designated top secret and designated a national security concern, with all NRRC personel ordered to remain silent and not discuss anything related to the project. As they started talking too much about the signals, like [[Chris Murphey]] and [[Jonathan Wajowski]],<ref>[[Something's Up]]</ref> astronomers were identified within the hour by the crack secret police and ''retired'', to ensure the information was not leaked.. The sudden disappearance of six people, supposedly retiring, surprised the research team, especially given the fact that nobody retired from the project for the previous seven years.<ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries]]</ref>
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All deep space data was quickly designated top secret and a national security concern, with NRARC personnel ordered to remain silent and not discuss anything related to the project.<ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Something's Weird]]: "''It's weird, right? I know we were told not to talk about it, but... I can't be the only one, right? They can't expect to keep it secret forever.''"</ref><ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Security Reminder]]</ref> Employees like [[Chris Murphey]] and [[Jonathan Wajowski]] who talked too much about the signals were identified and "retired" to ensure the information was not leaked.<ref>[[Something's up]]</ref><ref name="retirement">[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Retirements?]]: "''We go 7 years without a single retirement, then suddenly half a dozen people retire in the span of two weeks, they're all relatively young, and they've all moved to remote places to be with family? Even Chris Murphey, who I'm pretty sure doesn't have any living family.''"</ref> The sudden disappearance of six people was noted by the research team but they were unwilling to speculate about the circumstances, as strange as they seemed.<ref name="retirement" />
   
What did the scientists find that spooked them so much? [[Zetans|Aliens]]. Angry, vicious aliens.<ref>[[National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries]]</ref> When the [[Great War]] came, the research team received [[EMERGENCY ORDER A19]] and destroyed all the evidence gathered at the site - but not enough to prevent Vault 76 dwellers from figuring out what happened.<ref>[[EMERGENCY ORDER A19]]</ref>
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At some point, the research team received [[EMERGENCY ORDER A19]] to destroy all the evidence gathered at the site. Based on the evidence still present in 2102, they were unsuccessful in doing so.<ref>[[EMERGENCY ORDER A19]]</ref>
   
 
==Layout==
 
==Layout==
The building is made up of three main floors, the second and third having balconies that overlook the first floor. Each level has offices with desks and file cabinets that can be looted, as well as an occasional locked safe. The basement of the facility can be accessed via a stairwell in a western hallway on the first floor. Alternatively, it can be reached by going to the third floor, then passing through a western door. This leads to a large console room that continues west into a hallway with a flight of stairs. These go to another hallway with access to the stairwell at the end of it. A collapsed section of the wall and floor creates a large hole leading into the generator room on this level. There is also a [[steamer trunk]] and an [[Armor workbench (Fallout 76)|armor workbench]] located in the basement.
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Located a short distance east of the NIRA, the research center is largely abandoned, although there are places that are worthy of investigating. The main building is made up of three main floor; the first floor holds a single, open-plan office, the second and third floors having balconies that overlook the first floor. Each level has offices with desks and file cabinets that can be looted, as well as an occasional locked safe.
   
===Points of interest===
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The first floor contains the aforementioned offices, along with plenty of office materials such as [[Typewriter (Fallout 4)|typewriters]], with a locked accountant's office on the south wall, containing a locked safe. The western part of the floor contains the kitchen and break room, with the financial records and lounge down the corridor. The second floor, accessible up the stairwell in the northeastern corner, contains the executive office, conference room and data review office with an accessible terminal. The third floor, apart from the exit to the roof (where the player character uplinks [[MODUS]] to the [[Kovac-Muldoon Platform]] during [[One of Us]]) is the maintenance office with another safe, the meeting and comms room, as well as the filing room which also has a safe.
* Located a short distance east of the NIRA, the research center is largely abandoned, although there are places that are worthy of investigating. The main building has a single, open-plan office in the main building, with two additional floors surrounding the main chamber. There is also a basement level, accessible through the stairwell at the western end of the ground floor, past the financial records and lounge.
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* The ground floor contains the aforementioned offices, along with plenty of office materials (typewriters and the like), with a locked accountant's office on the south wall, containing a locked safe. The western part of the floor contains the kitchen and break room, with the financial records and lounge down the corridor.
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The basement of the facility can be accessed via a stairwell in a western hallway on the first floor, past the financial records and lounge. Alternatively, it can be reached by going to the third floor, then passing through a western door. This leads to a large console room that continues west into a hallway with a flight of stairs. These go to another hallway with access to the stairwell at the end of it. A collapsed section of the wall and floor creates a large hole leading into the generator room on this level, which may hold a [[Fusion core (Fallout 76)|fusion core]]. There is also a [[steamer trunk]] and an [[Armor workbench (Fallout 76)|armor workbench]] located in the basement.
* The basement contains a bobblehead and magazine spawn point near the armor workbench in the store room by the fusion generator. The other room is a general purpose storage.
 
* The first floor, accessible up the stairwell in the northeastern corner, contains the executive office, conference room, and data review office with an accessible terminal.
 
* The second floor, apart from the exit to the roof (where the player uplinks [[MODUS]] to the [[Kovac-Muldoon]] during [[One of Us]]) is the maintenance office with another safe and bobblehead (at the western stairwell), the meeting and comms room (with another magazine) and the filing room with a safe.
 
   
 
==Notable loot==
 
==Notable loot==
;Holotapes and notes
 
 
* [[EMERGENCY ORDER A19]] - Five of these notes can be found here.
 
* [[EMERGENCY ORDER A19]] - Five of these notes can be found here.
 
** In the northeastern corner of the first floor, on a desk.
 
** In the northeastern corner of the first floor, on a desk.
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** On the desk next to the communications terminal on the third floor.
 
** On the desk next to the communications terminal on the third floor.
 
* [[Something's up]] - Holotape, on the third floor on a desk in an office.
 
* [[Something's up]] - Holotape, on the third floor on a desk in an office.
;Potential [[Fallout 76 bobbleheads|bobbleheads]]
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* Two potential [[Vault-Tec bobblehead#Fallout 76|Vault-Tec bobbleheads]]:
* Bobbleheads (2): In the basement of the research center building, near the armor workbench, and maintenance office by the western stairwell, top floor.
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** In the basement of the building, near the armor workbench.
;Potential [[Fallout 76 perk magazines|magazines]]
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** In the maintenance office by the western stairwell, on the top floor.
* Magazines (2): Same as above and in the comms room.
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* Two potential [[Fallout 76 magazines|magazines]]:
;Other
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** In the basement of the building, near the armor workbench.
* [[Ballistic fiber]] - Two of military-grade duct tape - On the top floor at the staircase, on the left end of a shelf, stacked on top of each other.
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** In the comms room.
* A [[Fusion core (Fallout 76)|fusion core]] - In the basement of the research center building in a fusion generator.
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* [[Fusion core (Fallout 76)|Fusion core]] - In the basement of the research center building in a fusion generator.
 
* [[Research Center key]] - On the third floor on the same desk as the above mentioned holotape. Opens a door on the first floor.
 
* [[Research Center key]] - On the third floor on the same desk as the above mentioned holotape. Opens a door on the first floor.
   
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The National Radio Astronomy Research Center appears only in ''[[Fallout 76]]''.
 
The National Radio Astronomy Research Center appears only in ''[[Fallout 76]]''.
   
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==Gallery==
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==References==
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{{References}}
   
 
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The National Radio Astronomy Research Center is a location in the Savage Divide region of Appalachia in 2102.

BackgroundEdit

The National Radio Astronomy Research Center (NRARC) was a research center built as part of the deep space radio research complex that included the National Isolated Radio Array (NIRA). The research center was the center of the operation, tasked with investigating deep space signals. Barring the mishaps caused by the frequency cancellation operations of the NIRA, the entire initiative had a successful run until September 2077. While the test carried out in the afternoon of September 3, 2077 produced a clean signal and yielded a ton of data,[1] the astronomers almost immediately discovered alien anomalies in the radio signals.[2]

All deep space data was quickly designated top secret and a national security concern, with NRARC personnel ordered to remain silent and not discuss anything related to the project.[3][4] Employees like Chris Murphey and Jonathan Wajowski who talked too much about the signals were identified and "retired" to ensure the information was not leaked.[5][6] The sudden disappearance of six people was noted by the research team but they were unwilling to speculate about the circumstances, as strange as they seemed.[6]

At some point, the research team received EMERGENCY ORDER A19 to destroy all the evidence gathered at the site. Based on the evidence still present in 2102, they were unsuccessful in doing so.[7]

LayoutEdit

Located a short distance east of the NIRA, the research center is largely abandoned, although there are places that are worthy of investigating. The main building is made up of three main floor; the first floor holds a single, open-plan office, the second and third floors having balconies that overlook the first floor. Each level has offices with desks and file cabinets that can be looted, as well as an occasional locked safe.

The first floor contains the aforementioned offices, along with plenty of office materials such as typewriters, with a locked accountant's office on the south wall, containing a locked safe. The western part of the floor contains the kitchen and break room, with the financial records and lounge down the corridor. The second floor, accessible up the stairwell in the northeastern corner, contains the executive office, conference room and data review office with an accessible terminal. The third floor, apart from the exit to the roof (where the player character uplinks MODUS to the Kovac-Muldoon Platform during One of Us) is the maintenance office with another safe, the meeting and comms room, as well as the filing room which also has a safe.

The basement of the facility can be accessed via a stairwell in a western hallway on the first floor, past the financial records and lounge. Alternatively, it can be reached by going to the third floor, then passing through a western door. This leads to a large console room that continues west into a hallway with a flight of stairs. These go to another hallway with access to the stairwell at the end of it. A collapsed section of the wall and floor creates a large hole leading into the generator room on this level, which may hold a fusion core. There is also a steamer trunk and an armor workbench located in the basement.

Notable lootEdit

  • EMERGENCY ORDER A19 - Five of these notes can be found here.
    • In the northeastern corner of the first floor, on a desk.
    • On a table next to a printer on the first floor.
    • On the floor of a locked office on the same level.
    • On the desk next to the data review terminal on the second floor. This one has a comment written on it in the bottom right corner of the paper.
    • On the desk next to the communications terminal on the third floor.
  • Something's up - Holotape, on the third floor on a desk in an office.
  • Two potential Vault-Tec bobbleheads:
    • In the basement of the building, near the armor workbench.
    • In the maintenance office by the western stairwell, on the top floor.
  • Two potential magazines:
    • In the basement of the building, near the armor workbench.
    • In the comms room.
  • Fusion core - In the basement of the research center building in a fusion generator.
  • Research Center key - On the third floor on the same desk as the above mentioned holotape. Opens a door on the first floor.

AppearancesEdit

The National Radio Astronomy Research Center appears only in Fallout 76.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Data review terminal
  2. National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Radio Astronomy Communications terminal
  3. National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Something's Weird: "It's weird, right? I know we were told not to talk about it, but... I can't be the only one, right? They can't expect to keep it secret forever."
  4. National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Security Reminder
  5. Something's up
  6. 6.0 6.1 National Radio Astronomy Research Center terminal entries#Retirements?: "We go 7 years without a single retirement, then suddenly half a dozen people retire in the span of two weeks, they're all relatively young, and they've all moved to remote places to be with family? Even Chris Murphey, who I'm pretty sure doesn't have any living family."
  7. EMERGENCY ORDER A19
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