TITLE

Nuclear spacecraft construction will be out of this world

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Boeing Co. has proposed a spacecraft powered by nuclear engines, which will be constructed more than 250,000 km from Earth. This spacecraft will be used for a future manned mission to Mars. Under the proposal, astronauts would take the tip to the red planet using vehicles designed originally for the latest U.S. Moon mission, part of president George W. Bush's Project Constellation plan, but powered by new nuclear engines, according to David Smith, the firm's exploration concepts lead engineer.
ACCESSION #
12661304

 

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