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Writer Fuel: A Nuclear Rocket Could Get Us to Mars in 45 Days

Demonstration for the Rocket to Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) spacecraft - DARPA

NASA has revealed plans to create a nuclear-powered rocket that could send astronauts to Mars in just 45 days. The agency, which has partnered with the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design the rocket, announced on Tuesday (Jan. 24) that it could build a working nuclear thermal rocket engine as soon as … Read more