The Atomic Testing Museum museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, documents the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in the desert north of Las Vegas. The museum opened in March 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atomic Testing Museum"
Castle Bravo was the code name given to the first U.S. test of a so-called dry fuel thermonuclear device, detonated on March 1, 1954 at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands by the United States, as the first test of Operation Castle (a longer series of tests of various devices). Unexpected fallout from the detonation—intended to be a secret test—poisoned the crew of a Japanese fishing boat and created international concern about atmospheric thermonuclear testing. ...more on Wikipedia about "Castle Bravo"
Castle Romeo was the code name given to one of the tests in the Operation Castle series of American nuclear tests. It was the first test of the TX-17 thermonuclear weapon (initially the "emergency capability" EC-17), the first deployed U.S. thermonuclear bomb. ...more on Wikipedia about "Castle Romeo"
Castle Union was the code name given to one of the tests in the Operation Castle series of American nuclear tests. It was the first test of the TX-14 thermonuclear weapon (initially the "emergency capability" EC-14), one of the first deployed U.S. thermonuclear bombs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Castle Union"
Castle Yankee was the code name given to one of the tests in the Operation Castle series of American nuclear tests. ...more on Wikipedia about "Castle Yankee"
Ivy King was the explosion of the largest pure fission nuclear bomb ever tested. The bomb was developed by America during the Truman administration as part of Operation Ivy, the development of very powerful atomic weapons in response to the nuclear weapons program of the Soviet Union. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ivy King"
Ivy Mike was the code name given to the first test of a successful fusion device, detonated on October 31, 1952 (US time — November 1 local time) by the United States, as part of Operation Ivy. The device was the first full test of the Teller-Ulam design for a "staged" fusion bomb. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ivy Mike" Go crack a www.shortopedia.com! shortopedia
Little Feller II and Little Feller I were codenames for a set of nuclear tests undertaken by the United States at the Nevada Test Site on July 7 and July 17, 1962 as part of Operation Sunbeam. They were both tests of stockpiled W54 warheads, the smallest nuclear warheads ever produced by the United States, used in both the Davy Crockett warhead and the Special Atomic Demolition Munition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Little Feller II"
The Nevada Test Site is a United States Department of Energy reservation located in Nye County, Nevada, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the City of Las Vegas, near . Formerly known as the Nevada Proving Ground the site, established on January 11, 1951 for the testing of nuclear weapons, is composed of approximately 1,350 square miles (3,500 km²) of desert and mountainous terrain. Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a one-kiloton of TNT (4 terajoule) bomb dropped on Frenchman Flats on January 27, 1951. Many of the iconic images of the nuclear era come from NTS. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nevada Test Site"
Operation Argus was secretly conducted during August and September of 1958, in the South Atlantic (see: South Atlantic Anomaly), by the US Atomic Energy Commission, in conjunction with the Explorer IV mission. About 1800 km southwest of Cape Town, South Africa USS Norton Sound, of Top Secret Task Force 88, launched three modified X-17A missiles armed with 1.7 kt W-25 nuclear warheads into the upper atmosphere, in order to conduct tests regarding the magnetosphere and the Van Allen radiation belts. The tests were proposed by Nicholas Christofilos of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (LRL) as a means to determine the possibility of creating artificial radiation belts for military purposes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Argus"
Operation Bowline was a series of thirty nuclear test explosions conducted in 1968 and 1969 at the Nevada Test Site. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Bowline"
Operation Buster-Jangle was a series of seven (six atmospheric, one underground) nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States in late 1951 at the Nevada Test Site. Buster-Jangle was the first joint test program between the DOD and Los Alamos National Laboratories. 6,500 troops were involved in the Desert Rock I, II, and III exercises in conjunction with the tests. The last two tests evaluated the cratering effects of low-yield nuclear devices. This series preceded Operation Tumbler-Snapper and followed Operation Greenhouse. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Buster-Jangle"
Operation Castle was a series of nuclear tests that the USA conducted in 1954 in the Bikini and Eniwetok atolls in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The purpose of this series of tests was to validate the designs of a number of different thermonuclear weapons intended to be the first deployed U.S. thermonuclear bombs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Castle"
Operation Chariot was a 1958 American proposal to construct an artificial harbor at Cape Thompson, Alaska by means of a series of nuclear explosions. Some serious planning of this scheme was conducted until it was cancelled in 1962 by the Kennedy Administration. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Chariot (1958)"
Operation Crossroads was an atmospheric nuclear weapon test series conducted by the United States in the summer of 1946. The series consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 21 kilotons: ABLE detonated at an altitude of 520 feet (158 m) on 1 July 1946; BAKER detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on 25 July 1946. The Crossroads tests were the fourth and fifth nuclear explosions (following the Trinity test and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). It was the first nuclear test held in the Marshall Islands and the first to be publicly announced beforehand. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Crossroads"
Operation Crosstie was a series of thirty-three nuclear tests mostly conducted in Nevada during 1967 and 1968. These tests followed the Latchkey series and preceded Bowline. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Crosstie"
Operation Dominic I and II was a series of 105 nuclear test explosions conducted in 1962 and 1963 by the United States. This test series was scheduled quickly, in order to take advantage of the Soviet abandonment of the 1958-61 test moratorium. Most of these shots were conducted with free-fall bombs dropped from B-52 bomber aircraft. Those conducted in the Pacific are sometimes called Dominic I. The blasts in Nevada are known as Dominic II. Twenty of these shots were to test new weapons designs; six to test weapons effects; and several shots to confirm the reliability of existing weapons. The Thor Missile was also used to loft warheads into near-space to conduct tests; these shots were collectively called Operation Fishbowl. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Dominic I and II"
Operation Emery was a series of twelve nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Emery"
American military history records two operations called Flintlock: ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Flintlock"
Operation Greenhouse was the fifth American nuclear test series, the second conducted in 1951 and the first to test thermonuclear weapons (hydrogen bombs). Conducted at the new Pacific Proving Ground, all of the devices were mounted in large steel towers, to simulate air bursts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Greenhouse"
History records two military operations named Operation Guardian: ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Guardian"
Operation Hardtack I & II was a series of 72 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in 1958. With test moratoriums on the horizon, American weapons labs rushed out many new designs. Hardtack I was carried out in the Pacific Ocean, at Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, and Johnston Island. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Hardtack"
Operation Ivy was the eighth series of American nuclear tests, coming after Tumbler-Snapper and before Upshot-Knothole. The purpose of the tests was to help upgrade the U.S. arsenal of nuclear weapons, in response to the Russian nuclear weapons program. The two explosions were staged in late 1952 at the Pacific Proving Ground. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Ivy"
Operation Latchkey was a series of twenty-seven nuclear test explosions conducted in 1966 and 67 at the Nevada Test Site (with one exception). ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Latchkey"
Operation Mandrel was a series of forty-three nuclear test explosions conducted in 1969 and 1970. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation Mandrel"
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