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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Could Be The Best Option For Bringing Humans To Mars – NPR

Nuclear rocket technology might be the fastest, safest way to get to the red planet. But if NASA wants to go, it should start development now.



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An artist’s depiction of a nuclear powered spacecraft of the sort that might one day carry people to Mars. Nuclear could allow for faster journeys, according to the experts.
When NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on the Martian surface last week, humans cheered from the confines of planet Earth.
But if the space agency or others hope to leave and send astronauts to Mars, experts say they need to consider a technology that was studied decades ago but never fully developed: nuclear-powered…

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