The Nuclear Weapon Misfire (1957)

What happens when the button is pushed and the nuclear weapon being tested safely 10 miles away from you, doesn't explode? Barney Rubin was a nuclear weapon designer who was part of the arming party which set the switch for the bomb to explode on test Diablo in July of 1957 out at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles north of Las Vegas. When the bomb didn't explode, it was Barney's job to go back and disarm the nuclear weapon. Part of the journey to the bomb required the men to climb the 500 ft tower that the bomb sat on top of. Watch more at