TITLE

EXERCISE "DESERT ROCK"

AUTHOR(S)
Axel, Peter
PUB. DATE
November 1951
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1951, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p350
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a news item on several Atomic bomb tests which are part of a series of experiments to assess the United States' nuclear capability. A report on a previous nuclear detonation prior to the series of tests which encountered a technical problem is included. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) issued limited information on the first atomic explosion as well as on the succeeding tests that followed. However, press accounts reported that the second bomb was dropped from a B-29 bomber plane. The United States Army participated in the fourth bomb test which fragmented windows in Las Vegas Nevada, 75 miles away.
ACCESSION #
21330629

 

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