Public can visit Trinity Site where scientists tested atomic bomb for 1 day



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ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico — The test site of the world's first atomic bomb will be open for visitors for one day next month.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1Gw8ANN) that the public can access Trinity Site during an open house April 4.

Visitors will be able to walk about a quarter-mile to where a small obelisk marks the spot where the bomb went off.

They can also ride a shuttle to the ranch house where scientists put together the bomb's plutonium core.

The only other day Trinity Site will be open this year is Oct. 3.

Scientists first detonated the atomic bomb at the site at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945.

Today, the area lies within the boundaries of White Sands Missile Range.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com

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