So this just happened on my dash…
Oh my fucking god.
Pondering life while watching the trees pass.
You are looking at an “aerial oblique shot of a Redwing H-Bomb detonation on a barge at Bikini atoll.” Operation Redwing was a ”United States series of 17 nuclear test detonations from May to July 1956. They were conducted at Bikini and Enewetak atolls. The entire operation followedProject 56 and preceded Project 57. The primary intention was to test new, second-generation thermonuclear devices […] Redwing demonstrated the first US airdrop of a deliverablehydrogen bomb—test Cherokee.” (x)
Denver, Colorado. Twenty-four hours a day the sparks from acetylene torches of steel workers in eight Denver fabricating plants are flying thick and fast that the U.S. Navy may carry the battle to the enemy in all parts of the world. Here in secluded Denver, the world’s largest city not on a navigable waterway, this war production worker, who has never seen a battleship or an ocean, fashions the steel hull parts which are being assembled at Mare Island Navy Yard—1,200 miles from where he and his fellow wokers are on the job to help “keep ‘em sailling.”