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Artist's impression of the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) spacecraft arriving in Mars orbit. | Adrian Mann, Bisbos.com
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Nuclear Thermal Rocket: A Misunderstood Beast

There are many misconceptions surrounding nuclear-powered space propulsion systems and yet the technology is available now to support manned missions to Mars and Titan.

January 31, 2013
1:18 PM EST
Artist's impression of the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) spacecraft arriving in Venus orbit. | Adrian Mann, Bisbos.com

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