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A historian at Los Alamos National Lab just uploaded the only video in existence showing the explosion of a nuclear rocket core, the KIWI-TNT test from 1965.


A historian at Los Alamos National Lab just uploaded the only video in existence showing the explosion of a nuclear rocket core, the KIWI-TNT test from 1965.




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  • loztriforce

    The Kiwi Transient Nuclear Test (Kiwi- TNT) was a controlled power excursion in which reactivity was inserted into a nuclear rocket engine prototype at an unusually high rate calculated to vaporize a significant portion of the reactor core. The objectives of this simulated reactor accident were to examine the material and neutronic behavior of the reactor and to study the effects of the radiation and radioactive materials released.

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