The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) was once known as the Nevada Test Site (NTS), where nuclear tests were conducted. Between 1951 and 1992, more than 1000 tests were accomplished, 900 of them being performed underground. This rare photo shows o testing site in the mid-50s of the last century.
Mannequins were used regularly on these sites and were dressed in different clothing and accessories. It was important to evaluate the impact and effect of nuclear weapons, and at the time, this was the most efficient way. The 1990s saw the last of these tests, as they didn’t simulate reality anymore.
The MGM Lion
During the 1980s and 1990s, every Hollywood picture opened with a lion. Here’s a rare photo of the MGM lion rehearsing the famous whine that indicated the movie was about to begin. This was released in the studio in 1928. Now, the lion was not just any lion. He had a name and personality, and he was an undetachable part of the film industry.
The MGM Studios used to name all of the lions they used while making movies; however, they were all called Leo. The only one that had a different name was the one that was used in the movie openings, and he was named Jack.
The Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex
The Cape Canaveral Space Force Station is a headquarters located near the Patric Space Force Base in Florida. Numerous American space explorations were launched from there, including the first U.S. astronaut in orbit. In September of 1962, the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex took place, and some rare photos were shot.
The controversial relationship between John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon John was no secret. In 1962, the two weren't as close as the president and his vice ought to be, so seeing the two in this photo so close to one another is definitely rare. There aren't too many photos out there showing the two so close.
The Last Chopper
In an attempt to prevent the spread of the regime, the U.S. found itself at was in Vietnam and involved in foreign policy, national feer, and economic interests, which didn't completely end until late 1975. A place that was a completely foreign land was soon to become a clear definition of an era.
In this photo, the horrors and most devastating hours are presented as an American Evacuee tries to get a spot on the last chopper out of the US embassy. This was in 1975 when people were being evacuated from Saigon. This man knew that if he missed this ride home, there might not be another.
Osama Bin Laden & Family
In the late 1990s of the past century and well into the beginning of the 2000s, Osama Bin Laden was the number one wanted man by the American government. Bin Laden was known for his extreme and terrorized ways, threatening the entire free and democratic world. In May 2011, he was finally caught and killed; however, his life was not always to the extreme.
In this photo, you can see a young Osama Bin Laden, who appears to be like any other normal kid his age. This photo was taken during a trip to Sweden with his family in the 1970s. He is second from the right with no worries to his name and no clue as to what the future was about to bring.