Trinity Test 75th Anniversary

The test of the first nuclear bomb occurred in the desert of New Mexico on July 16, 1945. Known as “Trinity,” its purpose was to assess the… read more

The test of the first nuclear bomb occurred in the desert of New Mexico on July 16, 1945. Known as “Trinity,” its purpose was to assess the effectiveness of a plutonium implosion device--the same type that would be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, a few weeks later. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Trinity Test, Alan Carr, with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, gave an online talk on the project that created the bomb, and he described the trepidation leading up to the test. Los Alamos National Laboratory provided the video of this event. close

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Trinity Test 75th Anniversary

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Program ID:
508337-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
First Aired:
Feb 06, 2021 | 1:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2021 | 2:05am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 06, 2021 | 1:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 22, 2021 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2021 | 2:05am EST | C-SPAN 3