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Photograph caption dated August 18, 1960 reads, "Space power - Operation of the SNAP 10 nuclear core for use in a compact reactor which would generate electricity for space vehicles directly without moving parts, was announced today. In the test operation two halves of the seven inch by seven inch reactor core were brought together remotely until sustained nuclear fission was reached. A scientist examines the reflector and the core assembly."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division--Employees North American Aviation.--Atomics International Division Santa Susana Field Laboratory Industrial facilities--California--Simi Valley Nuclear engineering--California--Simi Valley Nuclear engineering--Safety measures Scientists--California--Simi Valley Testing Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs