Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

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Dive into the life of the father of the nuclear Navy: Hyman Rickover. Combative, provocative, and blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick and a unique American hero. When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover harnessed 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. Later, Rickover built the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier and the first commercial nuclear power plant at Shippingport, PA. Rickover's achievements made him into a national celebrity, and he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Many wonder whether America can maintain its technological pre-eminence and whether we can still build and manage large-scale projects. To understand these issues, Rickover considers the story of the man who created the nuclear Navy as well as the civilian nuclear power industry: Hyman G. Rickover.

Who Stars in Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Joan Allen
Narrator (voice)

Joan Allen

Michael Stewart Allen
Dunford

Michael Stewart Allen

Joel Briel
Caspar Weinberger

Joel Briel

James Cronin
Chief of Staff

James Cronin

Jonathan Fielding
Midshipman #1

Jonathan Fielding

Jonathan Forte
Rickover's Aide

Jonathan Forte


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Status
Released

Release Date
2014-12-10

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 56 mins

Genres
Documentary TV Movie


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