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01/08/1958 USS Nautilus submerges for her voyage under North Pole

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OPERATION SUNSHINE | SECRET U.S. SUBMARINE ARCTIC EXPLORATION MISSION - USS NAUTILUS

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The First Nuclear Submarine in The World

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Let's Visit The USS Nautilus

The voyage was envisioned by French Science-Fiction writer Jules Verne in his book 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea, first published in 1870. USS Nautilus was the first operational nuclear submarine in history. The passage under the polar ice without surfacing was enabled by inertial navigation system developed by North American Aviation.
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    • Planning and construction 

    • "Underway on nuclear power" 

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