1958 ... 'Oak' shot: Operation Hardtack 1

... there is no way that we can truly sense any of the mind-boggling scale of this mushroom cloud from a small two-dimensional photograph. In 1982 I saw a Shuttle launch in person. Watching the same event on a television screen is about 1% of the live, be there, experience.

... detonated on a barge at Enewetok Atoll in the South Pacific, this 9 megaton weapon produced a cloud of steam and gas which fills the sky and reaches more than twenty miles high!

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