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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Nuclear Rocket Propulsion Back in Vogue?

Today Wired reported on Russia's intention to build a nuclear-powered rocket reactor that was made public last week and included last Friday on the Spaceports.Blog. A radical change in deep space propulsion is needed if nations are to send humans to Mars in a reasonable amount of time and avoid many more associated physical and mental health issues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really wish it were true, but as I understand it the US basically pays for Russia's space program and if we aren't doing it then they aren't either. I will never understand why we don't however. I would love to know. Maybe someday...