By Brian Berger
Space News Staff Writer
posted: 07:00 am ET
18 February 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA’s nuclear future promises more maneuverable, longer-lasting spacecraft and rovers with more onboard power than scientists know
what to do with.
Nuclear propulsion and power systems also could greatly reduce travel times to distant planets and supply energy to future planetary settlements, said
Al Newhouse, director of NASA’s Project Prometheus nuclear power and propulsion program
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