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55. Admiral Hyman Rickover

New York City. May 9, 1982. Hyman Rickover was the longest-serving individual in the history of the U.S. Navy. He invented the nuclear submarine and is know as "the Father of the Nuclear Navy." His submarine reactor was so successful it became the basis for America's commercial nuclear power reactor.

"Every time you produce radiation, you produce something that has a certain half-life, in some cases for billions of years. I think the human race is going to wreck itself, and it's important that we get control of this horrible force and try to eliminate it."

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