New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars

Published Oct 25 2020 at 10:14 AM GMT
  • Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine and delivered it to NASA.
  • Claimed to be safer and more reliable than previous NTP designs and with far greater efficiency than a chemical rocket, the concept could help realize the goal of using nuclear propulsion to revolutionize deep space travel, reducing Earth-Mars travel time to just three months.



  • Published Oct 25, 2020 10:14 AM GMT