A trip to Mars from Earth using the technology could take roughly four months instead of some nine months with a conventional, chemically powered engine. Photo: Nasa
A trip to Mars from Earth using the technology could take roughly four months instead of some nine months with a conventional, chemically powered engine. Photo: Nasa
Space

Nasa and Pentagon developing nuclear-powered rocket for Mars voyage

  • Nuclear thermal propulsion technology generates extremely hot temperatures which are then fed into a fuel
  • It could allow astronauts to travel to and from deep space much faster, potentially enabling missions to Mars

A trip to Mars from Earth using the technology could take roughly four months instead of some nine months with a conventional, chemically powered engine. Photo: Nasa
A trip to Mars from Earth using the technology could take roughly four months instead of some nine months with a conventional, chemically powered engine. Photo: Nasa
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