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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nuclear engine could power future deep space exploration

Nuclear engine could power future deep space exploration
The distances a spacecraft has to travel for deep space exploration are enormous. The engines used to power spacecraft currently simply aren't up to the task of exploring deep space or even our own solar system in a reasonable timeframe. Another ...http://www.slashgear.com/nuclear-engine-could-power-future-deep-space-exploration-28258692/

NASA scientists develop nuclear-powered probe for deep-space exploration

Daily Mail -
A team of NASA and Department of Energy researchers has shown shown that a reliable nuclear reactor based on the old technology could be used in spaceships, according to a news release from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where some of the ...

Nuclear engine for space exploration undergoes testing

GMA News -
Researchers are now testing a prototype small nuclear reactor that could be used in the near future to power deep-space exploration probes, especially those that extend beyond Mars. The design is based on the Stirling engine invented in the 19th century, ...

Real sci-fi space ships coming at last? NASA tests nuclear engine

Register - 
NASA has conducted tests of a nuclear reactor intended to generate electricity in space for the first time since 1965, offering hope that humanity may now belatedly get serious about building proper, powerful spaceships of the sort long envisaged in science ...

Reconfigured n-reactors can power space flights

Zee News - 
Reconfigured n-reactors can power space flights Washington: Researchers and engineers from the Los Alamos National Lab are reconfiguring nuclear reactors to power space flights. Current space missions use power supplies that generate as much ...
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