Test animals were deliberately confined to the ships of Operation Crossroads. Goat penned like this on the Nevada deck, died of radiation exposure two days after Able was detonated. GOD HELP THE MAD SCIENTISTS WHO DID THIS.
The “Able” test of Operation Crossroads, the first atomic bomb dropped on the Bikini lagoon, on July It was detonated at a height of 520 feet above the ground. Credit: Government photo in the public domain.
Now that school is back in session for most, it was the perfect time to reflect on one of the most life changing years of my life. During my senior year of high school, I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to my first ever African country, Ghana, for the whole summer after graduation with Operation Crossroads Africa. That was the most life changing trip ever. In this blog post, I’ll tell you why I chose this gap year experience. zaakirahnayyar.com/stories/gap-year-after-high-school
This 1946 Navy documentary tells the story of the atomic bomb tests of Operation Crossroads, at Bikini Atoll. It has footage of both the Able and Baker tests in July Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section,