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On This Day: the USS Enterprise

On this day in 1960, the USS Enterprise – the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier – was launched. Its famous name has been shared by many ships before and after – only some of which sailed on water. Probably the most famous vessel to bear that name is, of course, science fictional, which is partly why we decided to mark this particular anniversary.

But mostly it’s an excuse to watch this: