A First-Hand Account of One of The First Forays Into Useful Nuclear Power

The Atlantic has just digitized the first-person account of Commander E.E. Kintner's experience at the Submarine Thermal Reactor, a story they first published back in January 1959. It's about one of the first nuclear reactors coming to life only a handful of years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and it details how exacting science must at times rely on guesswork and luck even while putting lives at risk. [The Atlantic]


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