United States nuclear testing during Operation Plumbbob: Shot Owens
Nye County Nevada USA Date:1957, July 25 Duration:1 min 54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
"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.
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