November 1951 nuclear test at Nevada Test Site. Test is shot "Dog" from Operation Buster, with a yield of 21 kilotons of TNT TJ). nuclear field exercise conducted on land; troops shown are 6 mi km) from the blast.
January 27 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat, northwest of Las Vegas.
"Operation: Doorstep" a part of "Upshot Knothole" was the construction of several typical American suburban homes at the Nevada test site in order to study blast effects and the effectiveness of various types of shelters. Seen here is a lean to construction in the basement. If everything was pre-cut, you had the right tools and had drunk a couple of cups of black coffee; you could wham it together in, say, 30 minutes?