Starfish Prime

The 50th anniversary of Starfish Prime: the nuke that shook the world

On July 9, 1962 — 50 years ago today — the United States detonated a nuclear weapon high above the Pacific Ocean. Designated Starfish Prime, it was part of a dangerous series of high-altitude nuclear bomb tests at the height of the Cold War. Its immediate effects were felt for thousands of kilometers, but it would also have a far-reaching aftermath that still touches us today.

EMP from 1.4 megaton high atmosphere blast was far more damaging at far greater ranges that expected.

Via Instapundit.

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  1. Along this line.Does anyone remember the Missile in a shipping Container Concept? Is it in development.
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    Scary isn’t it

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