Mission to Mars will need nuclear power

Gavaghan, Helen
June 1991
New Scientist;6/22/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1774, p15
States that a group of eminent academics believes that nuclear power will be essential if the US is to send astronauts to Mars. Group headed by Thomas Stafford, US commander during the Apollo-Soyuz linkup in 1975; Plans drawn up for exploration of the solar system; President George Bush's speech in 1989 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first moon landing; Controversial nature of the findings.


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