Operation Plowshare, Sedan Crater

Operation Plowshare, Sedan Crater

C027/8164 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 31.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Storax Sedan, an underground 100-kiloton thermonuclear test conducted at Nevada Test Site on July 6, 1962 as part of Operation Plowshare, was a program designed to develop peaceful uses for nuclear explosives, such as canal and harbor building. Sedan left the largest man-made crater in the United States, displacing 12 million tons of earth and measuring 320 feet deep by 1280 feet in diameter. A circular area was levelled at the bottom of the crater to stop earth that might slide into the centre, where sample drilling began eight months after the detonation.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1962, 20th century, a-bomb, aftermath, america, american, atom bomb, atomic bomb, atomic bomb research, atomic bomb test, atomic device, atomic research, atomic test, atomic testing, atomic weapon, colorized, enhancement, event, famous, historic, historical, history, hydrogen bomb, hydrogen bomb test, hydrogen device, hydrogen weapon, important, july 6, july 6th, man made crater, man-made crater, national register of historic places, nevada, nevada test site, non-military use, notable, nts, nuclear bomb, nuclear bomb research, nuclear bomb test, nuclear device, nuclear test, nuclear testing, nuclear weapon, operation plowshare, operation storax, operation storax sedan, plowshare program, research, research and development, science, sedan crater, site, storax sedan, technological, technology, thermonuclear bomb, thermonuclear bomb test, thermonuclear device, thermonuclear research, thermonuclear test, thermonuclear testing, thermonuclear weapon, united states, us, usa, well-known, yucca flat

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.