A trans-Atlantic transport airplane crashes in Connecticut, United States. 37 passengers and crew members of the airplane escaped death. The wrecked airplane and the damage in the area where the airplane crashed. People look at the wreckage. Wounded in hospital beds. Doctors and nurses treating them. Other passengers seated in chairs inside the hospital.
A summer ski meet in Salisbury, Connecticut. Men spread crushed ice on bales of hay in summer. The spectators stand for the the ski meet. A skier skiing on the slope. A skier falls while coming down the slope. The spectators stand in the background. The skiers ski one after the other and fall on the hay being spread on the ground. A man takes pictures. Trees in the background . The spectators watch them.
U.S. Army's new jet helicopter in flight in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. A pilot gets into the cockpit of a jet helicopter. A four blade main rotor of the helicopter rotates. The helicopter retracting its landing gears. The helicopter hovers in the air. The jet helicopter in flight. U.S. aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky looks at the helicopter with binoculars. The helicopter in flight.
Film opens showing the nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus (SSN 571) moving underway, on the surface, in the Thames River, near Groton, Connecticut. Several crew members stand on the boat's deck, as it heads toward the Long Island Sound. Change of scene shows a cartoon representation of a nuclear reaction occuring inside a nuclear reactor. Next, the reactor is seen enclosed in a containment with a pump attached. To this a heat exchanger is then shown in combination with the reactor and pump. Finally, the cartoon schematic includes a turbine, drive, and a propeller. An arrow points to control and fuel rods atop the reactor containment, and fuel rods descend into the reactor. The next animated illustration shows the reactor and drive assembly through a cutaway in a sketch of the Nautilus submarine.
Launch of the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, at shipyard of the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Connecticut. Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower breaks a bottle of champagne on the bow of USS Nautilus as a part of tradition. The submarine slides down the ways into the waters of the Thames River. A Navy CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter flies above USS Nautilus underway in Long Island Sound..
Atomic submarine Nautilus launched in Electric Boat Division, Groton, Connecticut. Sign reads 'USS Nautilus SSN 571 Keel Laid June 14, 1952'. Crowd cheers. Mrs Dwight S Eisenhower arrives for christening ceremony. Commander Eugene P Wilkinson as Commander of ship. Mrs Dwight Eisenhower christens the Nautilus. Submarine slides into waters from its building area.