PBS - Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1454 Kbps | 1 h 56 min | 1.28 GB
Audio: English AAC 127 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Combative, provocative, and searingly 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.