X Minus One – “The Castaways”


“In the South Pacific night comes on rapidly, the sun dips below the flat horizon, the sea is crimson for a moment and then night falls. But on Tohonihaito giant park lights turn night in to day. Across the waters of the lagoon within the barrier reef launches and tugs skitter back and forth while on the curving half-moon of the island army trucks and jeeps scuttle down the rough roads bulldozed just six weeks ago. A low hut stands near the beach covered by tangled wire. This is the preliminary command post and inside is General Frank Gadash, field director of the test, operation destruction…”

X Minus One – “The Castaways” – September 15th, 1955