NASA develops reactors for deep space exploration

Coppinger, Rob
September 2002
Engineer (00137758);9/27/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7612, p10
Reports on the disclosure by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that it would develop space fission reactors to visit the moons of the planets furthest from the sun where the light is too weak to generate solar power. Expected congressional approval for the Nuclear Systems Initiative in October 2002; Difference of the reactors from Earth-based systems.


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