55 years ago, 6 stood under atomic bomb blast -- on purpose!

#1
On July 19, 1957, five men stood at Ground Zero of an atomic test that was being conducted at the Nevada Test Site. This was the test of a 2KT (kiloton) MB-1 nuclear air-to-air rocket launched from an F-89 Scorpion interceptor. The nuclear missile detonated 10,000 ft above their heads.

55 years ago, 6 stood under atomic bomb blast -- on purpose - U.S. News

The question is ..... Was this reckless behaviour ?
 
#4
The five officers, who volunteered for the duty, and the cameraman, who did not, designated the July 19, 1957, test site with a hand-lettered sign as “Ground Zero, Population 5
 
#5
how many of these men are still alive ?
have any suffered any health issues ?
x mass island, ''safe as houses'' British government !!!!!
 
#6
Bloody hell! Were they the hardest or stupidest blokes they could find for the test?
 
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