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Title: Tonopah test range - outpost of Sandia National Laboratories

Abstract

Tonopah Test Range is a unique historic site. Established in 1957 by Sandia Corporation, Tonopah Test Range in Nevada provided an isolated place for the Atomic Energy Commission to test ballistics and non-nuclear features of atomic weapons. It served this and allied purposes well for nearly forty years, contributing immeasurably to a peaceful conclusion to the long arms race remembered as the Cold War. This report is a brief review of historical highlights at Tonopah Test Range. Sandia`s Los Lunas, Salton Sea, Kauai, and Edgewood testing ranges also receive abridged mention. Although Sandia`s test ranges are the subject, the central focus is on the people who managed and operated the range. Comments from historical figures are interspersed through the narrative to establish this perspective, and at the end a few observations concerning the range`s future are provided.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
230348
Report Number(s):
SAND-96-0375
ON: DE96010891; TRN: 96:003033
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; TONOPAH TEST RANGE; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; SALTON SEA

Citation Formats

Johnson, L. Tonopah test range - outpost of Sandia National Laboratories. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/230348.
Johnson, L. Tonopah test range - outpost of Sandia National Laboratories. United States. doi:10.2172/230348.
Johnson, L. Fri . "Tonopah test range - outpost of Sandia National Laboratories". United States. doi:10.2172/230348. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/230348.
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