Nuclear-armed Thor missile explodes and burns on the launch pad at Johnston Island during the failed Bluegill Prime nuclear test, July 25, 1962. Photo: Department of Defense - US Air Force, Navy Joint Task Force 8, and the Atomic Energy Commission

Nuclear-armed Thor missile explodes and burns on the launch pad at Johnston Island during the failed "Bluegill Prime" nuclear test, July 25, 1962. Image courtesy of the Department of Defense - US Air Force, Navy Joint Task Force 8, and the Atomic Energy Commission.

 

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