- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - White Sands Missile Range plans an event providing public access to the southern New Mexico site where the first man-made nuclear explosion occurred.

Officials at the Army installation near Alamogordo have scheduled a free open house on April 2. Visitors will be able to walk a quarter-mile to Trinity Site’s ground zero — the spot where the bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945 at 5:29 a.m. MST.

There’s a small obelisk at ground zero, and historical photos are mounted the fence around the area.

Visitors may also ride a shuttle bus two miles from ground zero to a ranch house where scientists assembled the bomb’s plutonium core.

Visitors may reach the site through the range’s Stallion Range Center gate, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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