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Army Nuclear Power Program - SM-1 at Fort Belvoir

 

   
   
Nuclear Power at Fort Belvoir Panel  
   
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building the dome-shaped reactor Lowering pressure vessel into place aerial view of SM-1 facility
Reactor components are lowered into SM-1 during construction Lowering the SM-1 pressure vessel into place on 20 Nov 1956 An aerial view of SM-1 in the early 1960s
     
control panel cover of commemorative booklet control panel
SM-1 Control Panel SM-1 Dedication Commemoration SM-1 Control Panel
     
front side of commemorative coin key with key tag back side of commemorative coin
Commemorative coins celebrated the completion of the SM-1 prototype reactor at Ft. Belvoir in 1957, a significant event in its time. The key used on March 21, 1973, to turn off the SM-1 reactor at Ft. Belvoir for the final time, a donation of Sgt. Maj. Robert Shakour, a member of the shutdown crew. Commemorative coins celebrated the completion of the SM-1 prototype reactor at Ft. Belvoir in 1957, a significant event in its time.

 


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