The day Nautilus traveled under the North Pole – level 2


Nautilus was the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. On August 3, 1958, Nautilus became the first submarine to go under the ice to the North Pole.

The submarine was named after Jules Verne’s famous fictional submarine.

The submarine started its journey in Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. It traveled north to the place where the ice cap started, and then went under the ice.

The journey under the ice was 2,940 km long and took 96 hours.

The submarine then emerged in the Atlantic Ocean near Greenland.

Difficult words: nuclear-powered (when electricity is made by a nuclear reactor), fictional (from a book and not real), ice cap (thick ice which covers both poles), emerge (to go above the surface of the water).

What achievement did the successful voyage of Nautilus under the ice cap represent?


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