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Nuclear propulsion for space

William R. Corliss

Nuclear propulsion for space

by William R. Corliss

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Published by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Technical Information in [Oak Ridge, Tenn.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear rockets.,
  • Space vehicles -- Nuclear power plants.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 55-56.

    Statementby William R. Corliss and Francis C. Schwenk.
    SeriesAn understanding the atom series booklet, Understanding the atom.
    ContributionsSchwenk, Francis C., 1928- joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL783.5 .C62 1971
    The Physical Object
    Pagination59 p.
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4468914M
    LC Control Number79171030

      Creator(s): National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 10/1/ (Most Recent) Series: Headquarters' Films Relating to Aeronautics, - .   But shifting priorities, political winds and space budget cutbacks led to curtailment of NASA’s nuclear propulsion work at the end of Architectural robustness. Now, fast forward over 45 years ago to today. There is once again recognition that NTP is a viable and powerful option to explore Mars and other destinations.

    Nuclear propulsion is well-suited for space travel and rockets, so that’s under development. The Russians did have some nuclear-powered tanks. Before intercontinnental ballistic missiles were developed, the US Air Force worked a lot on the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion project to . Nuclear Propulsion for Rockets. A Layman's Guide to Project Rover by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .

    A memo issued in August has tasked NASA to develop safety protocols for operating nuclear reactors in space. The first flight of a nuclear engine could happen as soon as Emrich has worked at NASA since and wrote the book on nuclear rocket propulsion. He and his team at NTREES have been working on designing, optimizing, and. The book also summarizes the use of on-board reactors and the testing done on reactor rocket thrusters as well as provides a review of current technology, a consideration of future applications and a bibliography of further information on space nuclear technology.


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