Illustration of a Mars transit habitat and nuclear propulsion system that could one day take astronauts to Mars.
Credit: NASA
Illustration of a Mars transit habitat and nuclear propulsion system that could one day take astronauts to Mars. Credit: NASA

The Storytellers Series: Thermal Nuclear Rocket Update

Aug 17, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenter: JOHN JENNINGS

At long last the development and supporting spacecraft using a Thermal Nuclear rocket motor is finally underway! Unlike its ION rocket cousins, it is capable of high thrust. Its performance is about twice that of chemical rockets. We will present a review of our Nerva Thermal Nuclear rocket experience, current contracts, Space Force and DARPA involvement.   

Location: Space Museum Galaxy Theater

Cost: Included with admission

Presenter: JOHN JENNINGS At long last the development and supporting spacecraft using a Thermal Nuclear rocket motor is finally underway! Unlike its ION rocket cousins, it is capable of high thrust. Its performance is about twice that of chemical rockets. We will present a review of our Nerva Thermal Nuclear rocket experience, current contracts, Space Force and DARPA involvement.    Location: Space ...
Space Museum Galaxy Theater
Space Museum Galaxy Theater
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