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July 9, 1962: Nuclear Weapons Test In Space!!!!!!

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Published on Dec 24, 2008

The Thor missile carried the test instrumentation and the W-49 warhead/Mk-4 RV payload to 248 miles. The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from this test sent power line surges throughout Oahu, knocking out street lighting, blowing fuzes and circuit breakers, and triggering burglar alarms.

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