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A hot few months during the Cold War — from February to May 1955, 14 atomic bomb tests were conducted just for Operation Teapot, in the Nevada desert. People were on high alert. Here, Air Force personnel loaded the “Mighty Mouse” rockets onto jet fighters at Andrews Air Force Base. These rockets, about 2.75 inches in diameter, were primarily intended to shoot down other aircraft. May 25, 1955. Photo: George Tames/The New York Times
A hot few months during the Cold War — from February to May 1955, 14 atomic bomb tests were conducted just for Operation Teapot, in the Nevada desert. People were on high alert. Here, Air Force personnel loaded the “Mighty Mouse” rockets onto jet fighters at Andrews Air Force Base. These rockets, about 2.75 inches in diameter, were primarily intended to shoot down other aircraft. May 25, 1955. Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

A hot few months during the Cold War — from February to May 1955, 14 atomic bomb tests were conducted just for Operation Teapot, in the Nevada desert. People were on high alert. Here, Air Force personnel loaded the “Mighty Mouse” rockets onto jet fighters at Andrews Air Force Base. These rockets, about 2.75 inches in diameter, were primarily intended to shoot down other aircraft. May 25, 1955. Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

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