Nuclear Test program Operation Greenhouse Including Dog, Easy, George and Item Nuclear Test Blasts
Operation Greenhouse - 1951 - 22 minutes - Pacific Testing, Color - Operation Greenhouse was conducted in April and May of 1951. This test series consisted of four weapons related test shots from the 300-foot level on towers on the Enewetak Atoll Pacific Ocean, two of which greatly aided the pursuit of a hydrogen, or thermonuclear, device.
Carried out by the Atomic Energy Commission, the shots were:
Dog, April 7, 81 kilotons
Easy, April 20, 47 kilotons
George, May 8, 225 kilotons
Item, May 24, 45.5 kilotons
The George experiment proved an H-bomb was possible and led to a crash development program. Item was the first test of the boosting principle, which involved increasing the yield of a weapon.
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