Magenta Quotes (1 quote)
There was a loudspeaker that reported on the time left before the blast: T-minus ten minutessomething like that. The last few seconds were counted off one by one. We had all turned away. At zero there was the flash. I counted and then turned around. The first thing I saw was a yellow-orange fireball that kept getting larger. As it grew, it turned more orange and then red. A mushroom-shaped cloud of glowing magenta began to rise over the desert where the explosion had been. My first thought was, My God, that is beautiful!