Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Under the Pole

Clip | 3m 41s

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.

Aired: 12/09/14

Rating: TV-PG

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