Trinity--the first nuclear explosion

The Atomic Age dawned at 5:29:45am on July 16, 1945, at Trinity Site in New Mexico, U.S.A. The first atomic explosion came less than 50 years after the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 and brought many threads of physics, technology and politics to a dramatic culmination. The man-made thunder that echoed off the Oscuro Mountains continues to reverbrate through the modern world.

The purpose of Trinity Atomic Web Site is to tell the story of nuclear weapons through historical documents, photos, and videos. In the spirit of Project Gutenberg, the intent is to create an online archive from the large body of U.S. government information about nuclear weapons. For the most part the original documents will be allowed to speak for themselves, with an occasional thread of narrative or clarification if it is helpful.

Site News -- New Server and Updates

Trinity Atomic Web Site has moved to a new primary web server courtesy of the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech University. The "license" for this web site has also changed to the GNU Free Documentation License that encourages re-use and elaboration.

Although the contents of this web site have remained rather static for the last year or so, that is about to change. I have continued to study, research and mine the archives. My first work will be to clean up site navigation and dead links. Then the new content will start to appear. Stay tuned.

The Nuclear Weapon Archive

The Nuclear Weapon Archive, maintained by Carey Sublette, is a sister site to this one. It can be found at this location: Carey and I are actively collaborating to provide the broadest variety of nuclear weapon information, in the most convenient form that we can. The two sites each have a different focus. The High Energy Weapon Archive provides current information, technical data, and informative write-ups. This Trinity Site focuses on a historical perspective through reproductions of public domain documents, photos, and videos.