Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Nuclear Rockets Petition
As reported by NBC there is a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to rapidly develop and deploy a nuclear thermal rocket for both manned & un-manned space missions. I signed it; why not? Here's the short url: http://wh.gov/UVuD
Nuclear rocketry seems to be a popular topic of late. Gary Johnson has a recent post about nuclear rockets. The NBC article mentions NERVA. There is also the more recent Project Timberwind and Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion program effort to develop nuclear upper-stages.