Chicago Pile 1 Model at the Musuem of Science and Industry
In November of 2004, the NSDL annual meeting was held in Chicago. I had the chance to spend some time at the Museum of Science and Industry, they had a scale model of the first nuclear reactor.
A scale model of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile 1.
A closeup of the balcony overlooking the pile.
A side view of the pile itself.
The suicide squad standing ready to dump cadium on the reactor to stop a run-away reaction.
Another view of the balcony.