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United States nuclear testing during Operation Plumbbob: Shot Owens

"Owens," the tenth shot of Operation Plumbbob, is fired at an altitude of 500 feet from a plastic balloon at 6:30 am civilian time on July 25, 1957. The nuclear test yields 9.7 kilotons (equal to 9,700 tons of TNT). A brilliant flash gives way to an orange fireball which quickly begins to cool and churn skyward. Mushroom cloud forms fast. Cameraman slate at beginning of clip identifies the shot as Owens.

Date: 1957, July 25
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Space and aeronautics events in 1957 including Sputnik 2 launch with dog Laika, U.S. Vanguard rocket, and NATO missile diplomacy

Major "space race" and defense events of the year 1957. Laika, Soviet space dog prepared for the space flight. Laika takes off in Sputnik 2 in Soviet Union. An animation shows the spacecraft in outer space. In United States, Space Race efforts to launch a small "grapefruit" satellite on Vanguard TV-3 test rocket meet in failure as the rocket explodes at take off on December 6, 1957. View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. President Dwight D Eisenhower arrives in Paris, France to talk about the development of missiles with other NATO leaders. The French Prime Minister Felix Gaillard with President Eisenhower. View of Atlas missile SM-65A Serial 12A launched successfully from Cape Canaveral pad LC-14 in Florida, United States, on December 17, 1957.

Date: 1957, December 23
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Major competition events in women's diving and in water skiing, during 1957, in the United States.

Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.

Date: 1957, August 16
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
"Owens" shot of Operation Plumbbob U.S. nuclear testing being conducted at Nevada test site in Nye County, Nevada.

United States conducts nuclear test at Nevada test site in Nye County, Nevada, during Operation Plumbbob. Desert floor, mountains in the background. Area obscured by the brightness as shot Owens blast goes off in the background. Circular ring of smoke covers the ground area. The fireball and smoke churns upward. The top part of the mushroom cloud rise slowly and moves outward. Cloud dissipates from the blast, it mingles in with natural clouds.

Date: 1957, July 25
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Nuclear explosion: View of shot Fizeau, at Yucca Flats location of the Nevada Test Site in Nye County Nevada

United States nuclear testing footage. View of the fireball from the 19th full-scale atomic detonation of Operation Plumbbob, code named "Fizeau." The 11 kiloton shot, fired atop a 500 foot tower, as observed from "News Nob" at a distance of about seven miles.

Date: 1957, September 14
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
New 1957 cars are displayed at the 42nd National Automobile Show in New York.

The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..

Date: 1956, December 10
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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