Where do you go when you need to test a nuclear weapon? This is the predicament the US Government fount themselves in in 1945.
So the military established White Sands Missile Range and less than one week later, Project Trinity a.k.a the first atomic bomb was detonated. At 5:30 a.m. on July 16, the nuclear device, known as “Gadget,” was successfully detonated. To most observers—watching through dark glasses—the brilliance of the light from the explosion overshadowed the shock wave and sound that arrived some seconds later. A multi-colored cloud surged 38,000 feet into the air within seven minutes. Where the tower had been was a crater one-half mile across and eight feet deep. Sand in the crater was fused by the intense heat into a glass-like solid, the color of green jade. This material was given the name trinitite. The explosion point was named Trinity Site.
Today, you can visit White Sands National Monument and engulf yourself in the beauty of this natural wonder. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield.
This trip will stretch your EV battery to the limit if you want to use solely Superchargers. The closest one is 124 mi away but the trip is well worth it.
Closest Supercharger Truth or Consequences 124 mi