75 Years After The Manhattan Project, A Scientist Revealed The Truth About U.S. Atomic Tests

It’s a July night during 1945 in the Jornada Del Muerto Desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico, and a group of scientists anxiously awaits the detonation of an experimental bomb nicknamed the “Gadget.” But it’s not just any old bomb; it’s the world’s first atomic device. One of those working on the project at nearby Los Alamos is 19-year-old Peter Lax. Today, of the people involved in the creation of the earliest atom bomb, he’s among the few participants still alive.