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President Trump boosts nuclear power in space

On Dec 17, 2020
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In what’s likely to be one of the last space policy initiatives of his administration, President Donald Trump today issued a directive that lays out a roadmap for nuclear power applications b…

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Parting space shot? @POTUS issues Space Policy Directive 6 to boost nuclear power applications in space: https://t.co/O6Zm7nPNXq https://t.co/Q3FJoOu1Dq
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President Trump boosts nuclear power in space

President Trump boosts nuclear power in space

In what’s likely to be one of the last space policy initiatives of his administration, President Donald Trump today issued a directive that lays out a roadmap for nuclear power applications ...

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National Space Council meeting highlights moon and Mars plan – plus nuclear power

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US Ramps Up Planning for Space Nuclear Technology

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Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

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Administration policies seek to promote use of space nuclear power

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S3 E8: KRUSTY in Spaaace!

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DOZIER: That test happened in March 2018 at the Nevada National Security Site, managed by our National Nuclear Security Administration — and it was actually a pretty big deal. DOZIER: What ...

President Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 6 Establishing National Strategy On Space Nuclear Power And Propulsion

President Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 6 Establishing National Strategy On Space Nuclear Power And Propulsion

President Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 6 Establishing National Strategy On Space Nuclear Power And Propulsion - SpaceRef

Nuclear Reactor for Mars Outpost Could Be Ready to Fly by 2022

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NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars

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It’s baaaack: Nuclear propulsion, first floated in the ’60s, is hot again. President Trump’s Mars ambitions might even hinge on it.

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Nuclear power on the moon? It could happen by 2028

Nuclear energy has played a role in lunar exploration since the golden days of the Apollo moon program, when radioisotope power systems provided the wattage for scientific experiments. ...

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