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(When On Earth)   Much of the photography we collectively associate with nuclear destruction was taken at one test site in Nevada. A test site you can still tour today   (whenonearth.net) divider line 8
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2014-05-13 11:58:16 AM
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shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?


A refrigerator.
2014-05-13 11:54:04 PM
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This tour used to be a -lot- better back in the 90's. It lasted all day, plus it included lunch in the Area 12 chow hall at 1950's prices. Yucca Mountain was on back then, and they had an actual fuel rod assembly from a commercial reactor in one of the EMAD hot cells.

The ban on unauthorized photos is intentional. The bus passes things that they do not want photographed.

Disclamer: I worked there for 32 years. I helped make some of the holes in the photograph.
2014-05-13 06:03:59 PM
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Snarfangel: It's not nearly as exciting as it looks in pictures.


It's only a model.
2014-05-13 12:38:47 PM
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tagkc: Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/


The Atomic Testing Museum is actually pretty cool. Last time my mom and sister were in town I took them there. Lots of neat stuff on display. I'd recommend skipping the Area 51 Experience, or whatever it's called, but the air conditioned museum is a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon.
2014-05-13 12:24:37 PM
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shirtsbyeric: Matthew Keene: shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?

Your mom.

Wow, Fark is getting really lame.


Your mom thought so too.
2014-05-13 12:03:05 PM
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Prof. Frink: shirtsbyeric: Is that where they made the old films of a house blowing away and the camera doesn't even shake. What was the camera bolted to?

This one?


That would be Operation Doorstep, which TFA mentions as "the most memorable tests in the public's mind took place topside where mannequins, dummy houses, vehicles, shelters, and other structures were erected to simulate their ability to withstand a detonation."
2014-05-13 11:51:18 AM
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Or you can visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas

http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/
2014-05-13 11:40:14 AM
1 votes:
Don't forget your Pip-Boy.
 
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