October 4, 2013
Taken from the deck of the USS Nostromo, this 1959 photo shows the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, exploding off the coast of Newfoundland.
After the disaster, which killed all 82 crewmen, funding for the nascent nuclear submarine project was instantly slashed. The explosion was blamed on a malfunctioning reactor cooling system, which caused it to overheat and explode.

Taken from the deck of the USS Nostromo, this 1959 photo shows the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, exploding off the coast of Newfoundland.

After the disaster, which killed all 82 crewmen, funding for the nascent nuclear submarine project was instantly slashed. The explosion was blamed on a malfunctioning reactor cooling system, which caused it to overheat and explode.

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