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Alamogordo, NM - site of first atomic bomb blast,

Alamogordo, NM - site of first atomic bomb blast,

The test of the first atomic explosion in history was conducted at the Jornada del Muerto trail (Journey of Death) at the Alamogordo Bombing Range in New Mexico. The device was called Gadget, the whole test operation was code-named TRINITY.

Gadget was a 150 cm sphere consisting of the basic explosive assembly described above with its dural shell, the firing electronics and equipm...
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Image Resolution Facility, Sierra Vista, AZ

Image Resolution Facility, Sierra Vista, AZ

This is the old Satelite Image Resolution Faclility locate at the US Army Electronic Proving Grounds on Fort Huachuca, Arizona. This facility was used to test photo resolution and contrast of military satellites. Just south and east are the Antenna Test Facility structures.
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Device Assembly Facility in Area 6

Device Assembly Facility in Area 6

he Device Assembly Facility (DAF) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) is used to support activities related to nuclear test readiness and science-based stockpile stewardship, including assembly of subcritical experiments. The DAF mission is to provide a modern, safe, and secure facility for NTS nuclear explosive operations.
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Nardo Highspeed Test Facility, Italy

Nardo Highspeed Test Facility, Italy

This is a Highspeed Test Facility for the newest super-sportcars in the south of Italy.

Editor's note (Wikipedia): Nardo Ring, is located in Nardo, Italy. It is used for auto racing. It is used as a test track for high speeds. At just under 7.8 miles and perfectly round, it is banked at such a degree that a driver need not turn the wheel while driving. In essence, the driver is b...
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M65 Atomic Cannon, Junction City

M65 Atomic Cannon, Junction City

The atomic cannon was a huge piece of ordnance built by the United States in the mid-1950s to hurl nuclear shells far enough that they wouldn't kill the people who fired them. While far more sensible WWIII technology than, say, the atomic hand grenade, the atomic cannon did have its detractors and tactical limitations.
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Nukes near Area 51, NV

Nukes near Area 51, NV

Lots of craters all over the place.

Editor's note: Extremely large crater, undoubtedly from an atomic bomb test. Entire area, particularly going south from here, is littered with nuclear test sites and attendant craters.
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Millbrook proving ground

Millbrook proving ground

2 mile bowl in Bedfordshire that includes an alpine test track, mile straight run, and rough road surface test facility.
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B-2 Spirit Test Team Facility

B-2 Spirit Test Team Facility

The southern facility at Edwards was formerly home to the B-2 test team when the Northrop stealth bomber was undergoing flight testing at Edwards AFB. Early on in the program, the USAF wanted to try and keep the exact details of the B-2's planform secret. While the aircraft was publicly unveiled at Palmdale, it was only shown from the front and side and the upper surfaces were not visible. This...
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Plum Island

Plum Island

Plum Island Animal Disease Centre is a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) facility devoted to diagnosing and researching foreign diseases of animals.
Plum Island is the only location in the United States where bioterrorist attack disease agents can be studied. It is located 1 1/2 miles off the north-eastern end of Long Island, NY.
In late August 2005, the Department of Homeland S...
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NISSAN new test track

NISSAN new test track

This is the new NISSAN test track on the island Hokkaido.

It took 20 years to construct.

It features Country roads, up and downhill roads, straight roads, dirt circuit track, off-road test track.

It's possible to make speed tests more than 300 km/h (about 187.5 m/h).
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Mercedes Benz Technoloy Facility

Mercedes Benz Technoloy Facility

The tests performed on the test rigs at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre in Sindelfingen are extensive and intensive. Here the body and chassis were subjected to one exceptionally tough test after another to simulate the loads and stresses of an entire car lifetime within a matter of weeks. Note the extreme banked turns.
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Nagasaki before atomic bombing

Nagasaki before atomic bombing

Overlay showing Nagasaki, Japan before the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945.
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