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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Space nuclear propulsion: Humanity’s route to the solar system

Space nuclear propulsion: Humanity’s route to the solar system

By Wesley Deason
Part III: Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
Today’s post is the final installment of a series concerning space nuclear propulsion (Part I) (Part II). Previous posts discussed nuclear reactor safety and nuclear electric propulsion. Today I will focus on the other extensively researched nuclear space propulsion method: nuclear thermal propulsion.

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