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70th Anniversary of Trinity Test: Reflecting On the Bomb

Jul 17

Lasrick writes: It’s the 70th Anniversary of the Trinity atomic bomb test, and Dan Drollette pulls together a series of reflections, over time, by the scientists who were there. The Bulletin reports: “In the middle of May, on two separate nights in one week, the Air Force mistook the Trinity base for their illuminated [training] target. One bomb fell on the barracks building which housed the carpentry shop, another hit the stables, and a small fire started.” Other reflections show how perceptions changed over the years. A fascinating history of the beginning of the nuclear age.

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