Visitors tour New Mexico atomic site in likely record attendance fueled by ‘Oppenheimer’ fanfare

Scientists and other workers rig the world’s first atomic bomb to raise it up onto a 100-foot tower at the Trinity Test Site near Alamogordo, N.M. (AP Photo/File )

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — Visitors lined up Saturday to tour the southern New Mexico site where the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated in what officials believe could be a record turnout amid ongoing fanfare surrounding Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film, ” Oppenheimer.”