Presenters: John Jennings and Donn Anderson
If we are going to be serious about establishing a permanent human presence on Mars, the time it takes to get there and back must be significantly reduced. We have a rocket engine that can get us to Mars in 3 months instead of 6 months! First demonstrated way back in 1972, the nuclear thermal rocket propulsion system operated successfully for over 6,500 seconds! What does this rocket engine look like? How does its design concept produce so much thrust? And how does it compare to current rocket engines?
Location: Space Museum Galaxy Theater
Cost: Included with Admission