Monday, November 28, 2011

Fifty Years!

This is a pleasant surprise.

At the time of her launch, this was Big News--a nuke pushing a ship.

The pictures at the link are humorous....

6 comments:

jimspice said...

And all this time I thought the Enterprise was powered by dilithium chrystals.

Deekaman said...

Enterprise was the "second" nuclear powered warship. I was fortunate to serve on the First and Finest - USS Nautilus.

Dad29 said...

Neat-o!!

Means you coulda worked at WE's nuke plants if you wanted to; they love ex-Navy nukers up there.

Deekaman said...

Worked at a number of them as a consultant for many years. Unfortunately, the politics of nuclear caught up with many of us and we found ourselves on the outside. No new plants, no jobs. There are jobs now because the guys from my days are now retiring.

Dad29 said...

A very close friend of mine (now deceased) got caught in those politics, too. Wound up at Hanford.

Tim Morrissey said...

Once again, there's debate about whether the speed of light is an absolute, not to be exceeded....in the past, such debates ended with discovery of an error in measurement. Either way, Einstein got it close enough for practical use, and the Navy has made it safe and reliable.