Video: Five men stood beneath a nuclear explosion to demonstrate safety of these weapons
Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the time when five men decided to stand outside and watch a two-kiloton nuclear missile get detonated 10,000 feet over their heads.
The military exercise occurred at the Nevada Test Site in this way to help convince the public about the safety of air-to-air nuclear weapons.
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The men's reaction is apparent when the shock wave comes after the explosion.
Col. Arthur B. ("Barney") Oldfield was the public information officer for the Continental Air Defense Command in Colorado Springs, and he reportedly rounded up the volunteers: Col. Sidney Bruce, Lt.-Col. Frank P. Ball, Maj. Norman "Bodie" Bodinger, Maj. John Hughes, and Don Lutrel. It was filmed by George Yoshitake.
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