AERIAL OF NEVADA TEST SITE 1955 ATOMIC BLAST EXPERIMENT Aerial pan around of the Nevada Test Site where an atomic device was detonated in 1955 during an experiment on the effects of an atomic blast on various components of civilization including power utilities, homes and buildings, vehicles and equipment.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:35:00, No Audio
THE ROAD TO NEVADA NUCLEAR TEST SITE & YUCCA FLAT - 1950S The Nevada Test Site in Mercury, Nevada is located deep in the desert accessible only through mountain passes. A car driving to the desert site passes Camp Desert Rock where military personell participating in atomic tests are headquartered and passes the sign for Yucca Flat close to the test site and the steel shot tower atop which an atom bomb was detonated.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
MAP & SIGN FOR NEVADA NUCLEAR TEST SITE - 1950S CU zoom in on a map showing the location of the Nevada Test Site in Mercury, Nevada then cut to CU of the test site sign. This was the location of an atomic experiment titled "Operation Cue" which occurred on May 5, 1955.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:10:00, No Audio
ENGINEERS CONDUCT RADIATION EXPERIMENT ON CRUDE OIL - 1950S - 1 In this 1950s expeiment engineers lower a test device with crude oil into a pool containing a nuclear reactor. The reactor is fired up bombarding the oil with radiation and creating an eerie blue glow in the pool in the hopes of finding potential new fuels created by atomic energy.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:59:00, No Audio
ATOMIC BLAST DURING OPERATION CUE EXPERIMENT IN NEVADA - MAY 5, 1955 At atomic blast equal to about 30,000 tons of TNT creates the trademark mushroom cloud lighting up the early morning sky on May 5, 1955 during an experiment at the Nevada Test Site titled "Operation Cue." The experiment studied the effects of an atomic blast on various elements in society including power utilities, housing, clothing and equipment.
Date: May 5, 1955 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:17:00, No Audio
EFFECTS OF ATOMIC BLAST ON ELECTRIC POWER FACILITIES - MAY 5, 1955 EXPERIMENT Ralph V.H. Wood the Philadelphia Electric Company Project Officer for Edison Electric Institute discusses an experiment that was conducted in 1955 at the Nevada Test Site to study the effects of an atomic blast on electric power facilities. Images of utility workers on power lines and preparations for the test flash across the screen while Mr. Wood talks.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:02:12:00, With Audio
ENGINEERS CONDUCT RADIATION EXPERIMENT ON CRUDE OIL - 1950S Fade from yellow oil rig equipment to CU then zoom out of an experimental device engineers are preparing that will test the effects of radiation on crude oil. The device is moved next to the reactor in a pool of water to begin the experiment.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
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