June 1, 2015: Trinity Site Visit

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June 1, 2015

The joint DOE/NPS team tours the Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico where the world's first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945. The team visits ground zero and the restored McDonald ranch house where the device's plutonium core was assembled.

DOE/NPS team approaches ground zero at the Trinity Site

Obelisk made of black lava rock at ground zero, with attached commemorative sign

Team briefed at ground zero

Restored McDonald ranch house where the device's plutonium core was assembled