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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Under the Pole

Video duration: 3:41

When few thought it possible, Rickover undertook a quest to harness the power of the atom to drive the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, whose trip under the polar ice pack was one of the great adventure stories of the 1950s.

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

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The story of the man who harnessed atomic power for the U.S. Navy.

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Helping and Hurting the Navy

Rickover was a genius who did what he thought was right, alienating many.

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Helping and Hurting the Navy

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The Admiral's Interview Techniques

Admiral Rickover made the people he interviewed feel uneasy.

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The Admiral's Interview Techniques

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Who was Rickover?

Maverick Rickover created the first nuclear submarine, aircraft carrier and power plant.

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Who was Rickover?

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Admiral Rickover's story of how he created the first nuclear-powered submarine.

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