Operation Sandstone, the third American series of atomic bomb tests (tests number 6,7 and 8) at the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in Marshall Islands,Pacific Ocean. Shows development of an atomic test site at the Enewetak Atoll. American personnel dressed in protective suits perform tests and scavenge wreckage on the Eniwetok Atoll. View of men at the shore and distant convoy of U.S. ships at the horizon. An aerial view of the atoll. American army officials map the operation, back at home. Shows unloading of supplies at the shores of Enewetak atoll. Areas are cleared of trees and foliage. Coral soil is leveled by machines. Cement and tar added to harden the surface. Men detonate underwater obstacles. Aerial view of a causeway joining the two islands. Shows tent city for living quarters and quonset supply huts on the island. Workers build cubes of reinforced concrete. Tower in the middle of the lagoon. Man lays underground cables. View of a tower holding fissionable material on the island. Scenes of American scientists working in the Atomic Energy Commission laboratories, exterior of an American university and Mexico's desert.
Deployment of atomic security and testing measures in Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) before the Operation Sandstone atomic bomb tests. Exterior of the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission laboratories in Los Alamos,Oak Ridge, Hanford and Brookhaven. American flag post and a distant tower (Zero Tower) on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Loading unloading of cargo at shipyard in Long Beach,California. Convoy of U.S. ships heads for Enewetak. Scenes of men aboard the ships. U.S. troops in Eniwetok Atoll deploy security measures and plant testing and recording instruments near the Zero Tower. Several types of photo cameras in a workshop . Troops mount high speed cameras on an aircraft.
Covers events relating to Operation Greenhouse. Scenes of American personnel working on the test islands of the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok). View of various bomb proof reinforced test buildings. Several scenes including man building wooden structure, Zero Tower, vessel in water and master control station. Men prepare to leave Eniwetok Atoll. Scientists and technicians make a last minute inspection of all the necessary instruments before leaving the island. Ships loaded with men move to safer water. Men prepare to trigger the atomic bomb on the Eniwetok Atoll. The bomb explodes resulting in a high mushroom shaped atomic cloud. Men of Los Alamos return home after a successful mission.
Full-scale thermonuclear test of ultracold liquid deuterium, codenamed MIKE at Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok). (Left to right) Chief engineering and firing commander, Stan Burris -- later the leader of the Strategic Ballistic Missile development, including Polaris and later editions; retired as CEO of Rockwell Aerospace -- military firing and security commander, Colonel Richard Lunger, and ultracold refrigeration engineering commander for thermonuclear liquid fuel state monitoring, Robert Gibney. The intense nuclear radiation ignited the atmosphere around the device, creating a fireball 4.2 miles across. A remote firing control was created, using a televison tower beam signal to safely trigger the detonation from the USS Estes, approximately 35 miles south/southeast of the detonation. White hot device remnant specks are visible throughout the surface of the fireball. Shockwave from explosion is seen spreading across the water, then a white mushroom cloud spreading above. View of crew on ship deck observing blast. Device yield: 10.4 megatons.
Covers the events just after the atomic bomb test (Operation Sandstone) on the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in Marshall Islands. Atomic cloud generated after the atomic explosion moves away from the atoll. Unmanned B-17 planes that have collected valuable traces of the atomic cloud are made to land. Radioactive data is collected from the B-17s by remotely operated forceps. A tank, remotely controlled from a helicopter,digs out sand to collect samples on the Enewetak Atoll. Men dressed in protective clothing search the rubble on the atom blasted island. Valuable data is collected from the island and sent to the laboratories in America for analysis. Scientists perform analysis of the collected data, helping in the further development of atomic energy.
United States conducts nuclear tests for Operation King at Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) in the Marshall Islands. Footage of King test, which involved a prototype of a Mk 18 Super Oralloy bomb ("SOB") dropped by a B-36H bomber. Broken clouds in sky. Whiteness of blast from atomic bomb obscures the area. Shock wave spreads over the water, the mushroom cloud with its thin trunk extends up from the water, top of the cloud becomes very white. Mushroom cloud churns up further skyward.