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EARTH TO MARS IN 100 DAYS: THE POWER OF NUCLEAR ROCKETS

It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. Thanks to nuclear technology, traveling from Earth to Mars in 100 days could be a reality in the near future. At the August 20 National Space Council meeting, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gave a presentation on developing nuclear propulsion technology. Using nuclear thermal propulsion is one way that could help the space agency meet its goal to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s. “That is absolutely a game-changer for what NASA is trying to achieve,” Space.com reported Bridenstine as saying. Currently, using a chemical-powered rocket, it would take approximately eight months to travel from […]

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