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Atomic Bomb Testing in Los Alamos
Transcript of Atomic Bomb Testing in Los Alamos
The first test was conducted in Los Alamos, New Mexico on July 16, 1945
This test was code named 'Trinity'
The scientific team was headed by J. R. Oppenheimer
The bomb's success couldn't have been any better timed, even before the detonation test, a second was already being shipped off to a military base in Japan - it was dropped August 6, of the same year. "We were reaching into the unknown and we did not know what might come of it."
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"Trinity (nuclear Test)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Sept. 2012. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.
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