Today marks 63 years since the MITR-I first achieved criticality! The MITR-I was the first core configuration of the MIT Reactor (MITR) and was in operation from 1958 until 1973 (when the conversion to the MITR-II, the MITR's current core configuration, began).
Today in NRL history - July 21st, 1958
Taylor Tracy, NRL
July 21, 2021