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We Nuked a Manhole Lid Into Space. And It Was Glorious.

And broke a record in the process.

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It sounded like an experiment concocted by a nine-year-old boy.

After World War II, nuclear weapons testing was escalating to new heights.

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Sean Kernan

Sean Kernan

Quality over quantity. That guy from Quora. Writing out of Tampa, Florida.