"Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project"

EBR-1 Atomic Museum

"Electricity was first generated here from Atomic Energy on Dec. 20, 1951.  On Dec. 21, 1951 ~all of the electrical power in this building was supplied by Atomic Energy~ "  

-chalk inscription, signed by those present, on generator wall commemorating first atomic electricity

"We have come to a place today where hope was born that man would do more with his discovery [of atomic fission] than unleash destruction in its wake."

-President Lyndon B. Johnson; August 26, 1966 designating the EBR-1 site as a National Historic Landmark


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