NASA and DARPA team up to go nuclear in hopes of putting boots on Mars

NASA and DARPA team up to go nuclear in hopes of putting boots on Mars

NASA and DARPA team up to go nuclear in hopes of putting boots on Mars Fission reactor rocket should get them going quite fast US research agencies NASA and DARPA are teaming up to create a nuclear thermal rocket engine in hopes the tech will one day carry crewed missions to Mars. The Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) is expected to prove nuclear thermal propulsion by 2027. DARPA has been working on an experimental spacecraft design for the …