Operation Crossroads 1946
Operation Crossroads was a series of two nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the f...
Aleutian Islands Campaign
The Aleutian Islands Campaign was a struggle over the Aleutian Islands, part of the Alaska Territory, in the American theater and the Pacific theater of World War II starting on 3 June 1942. A small J...
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Operation Grenadier
Operation Grenadier was a series of 16 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in 1984-1985 at the Nevada Test Site. These tests followed the Operation Fusileer series and preceded the Operation ...
Project Gnome
Project Gnome was the first nuclear test of the Plowshare program and was the first continental nuclear weapon test since Trinity to be conducted outside of the Nevada Test Site. It was tested in sout...
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Operation Wigwam
Video of the testOperation Wigwam involved a single test of the Mark 90 Betty nuclear bomb. It was conducted between Operation Teapot and Operation Redwing on May 14, 1955, about 500 miles (800 ...
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National Atomic Testing Museum
The National Atomic Testing Museum in Paradise, Nevada, documents the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in the desert north of Las Vegas. The museum operates as an affiliate of ...
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Upshot-Knothole Simon
Upshot-Knothole Simon was a nuclear detonation conducted as part of the U.S. Operation Upshot-Knothole nuclear testing program. Simon was conducted on 25 April 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, and tested...
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Castle Romeo
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 cap...
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Operation Niblick
The United States's Niblick nuclear test series was a group of 41 nuclear tests conducted in 1963-1964. These tests followed the Operation Roller Coaster series and preceded the Operation Whetstone s...
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Operation Bedrock
The United States's Bedrock nuclear test series was a group of 27 nuclear tests conducted in 1974-1975. These tests followed the Operation Arbor series and preceded the Operation Anvil (Nuclear test)...
Project 57
Project 57 was an open-air nuclear test conducted by the United States at the Nellis Air Force Range in 1957. The test area, also known as Area 13, was a 10 miles (16 km) by 16 miles (26...
Castle Bravo
Castle Bravo was the code name given to the first United States test of a dry fuel hydrogen bomb, detonated on March 1, 1954, at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, as the first test of Operation Castle. ...
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Operation Buster-Jangle
Operation Buster–Jangle was a series of seven (six atmospheric, one cratering) nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States in late 1951 at the Nevada Test Site. Buster-Jangle was the first jo...
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Operation Crossroads
Operation Crossroads was a series of two nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the f...
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Project Gasbuggy
107°12′33″W / 36.678037°N 107.209205°W / 36.678037; -107.209205Project Gasbuggy was an underground nuclear detonation carried out by the United States Atomic Energy Commission...
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Program 437
Program 437 was the second anti-satellite weapons program of the U.S. military. The US anti-satellite weapons program began development in the early 1960s and was officially discontinued on 1 April 1...
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Operation Sunbeam
Operation Sunbeam was a series of four nuclear tests conducted at the United States of America's Nevada Test Site in 1962. Operation Sunbeam tested small, "tactical" nuclear warheads; the most notable...
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Operation Ranger
Operation Ranger was the fourth American nuclear test series. It was conducted in 1951 and was the first series to be carried out at the Nevada Test Site.All the bombs were dropped by B-50D bombers an...
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Sedan (nuclear test)
Storax Sedan was a shallow underground nuclear test conducted in Area 10 of Yucca Flat at the Nevada National Security Site on 6 July 1962 as part of Operation Plowshare, a program to investigate the ...
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Salmon Site
89°34′12″W / 31.14222°N 89.57000°W / 31.14222; -89.57000Salmon Site is a 1,470-acre (5.9 km) tract of land in Lamar County, Mississippi, near Baxterville. The tract is l...
Pacific Proving Grounds
The Pacific Proving Grounds was the name used to describe a number of sites in the Marshall Islands and a few other sites in the Pacific Ocean, used by the United States to conduct nuclear testing at ...
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Operation Fusileer
Operation Fusileer was a series of 16 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in 1983-1984 at the Nevada Test Site. These tests followed the Operation Phalanx series and preceded the Operation Gr...
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Operation Nougat
Operation Nougat was a series of 44 nuclear tests conducted (with one exception) at the Nevada Test Site in 1961 and 1962, immediately after the Soviet Union abrogated a testing moratorium, with the U...
Operation Dominic
Operation Dominic was a series of 31 nuclear test explosions with a 38.1 Mt total yield conducted in 1962 by the United States in the Pacific. This test series was scheduled quickly, in order to respo...
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Operation Musketeer (Nuclear test)
The United States's Musketeer nuclear test series was a group of 14 nuclear tests conducted in 1986-1987. These tests followed the Operation Charioteer series and preceded the Operation Touchstone se...
Operation Roller Coaster
Operation Roller Coaster was a series of 4 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in 1963 at the Nevada Test Site. These tests followed the Operation Storax series and preceded the Operation Nib...
Operation Cresset
The United States's Cresset nuclear test series was a group of 22 nuclear tests conducted in 1977-1978. These tests followed the Operation Fulcrum series and preceded the Operation Quicksilver series...
Downwinders
Downwinders refers to individuals and communities who are exposed to radioactive contamination or nuclear fallout from atmospheric or underground nuclear weapons testing, and nuclear accidents. Curren...
Reactor-grade plutonium
Reactor-grade plutonium is found in spent nuclear fuel that a nuclear reactor has irradiated (burnup/burnt up) for years before removal from the reactor, in contrast to the low burnup of weeks or mont...