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Russia to build nuclear rocket bound for Mars and beyond

The race to Mars and back to the moon is on and in November a Russian researcher announced a bold plan in the next generation of space travel. Popular Mechanics reported that Vladimir Koshlakov, the head of Russia’s Keldysh Research Center, said he wants to build a nuclear-powered rocket. Koshlakov said the rocket could be used to travel to Mars and beyond. “A mission to Mars is possible in the very near future, but that’s not an aim in itself. Our engines can be the foundation for a whole range of space missions that currently seem like science fiction,” he […]

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