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Nuclear-powered rocket could get astronauts to Mars quicker

Nuclear-powered rocket could get astronauts to Mars quicker

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By 2035, NASA needs to land people on Mars. Yet, arriving at the red planet, on normal around 140 million miles away, will be a mammoth accomplishment. Colder than Antarctica and with almost no oxygen, Mars is an hostile climate. The more it takes space explorers to arrive and the more they stay, the more they are in danger. That is the reason researchers are seeing approaches to decrease trip time. Seattle-based organization Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has proposed an answer: an atomic warm impetus (NTP) motor that could get people from Earth to Mars in only three months. Presently, the most brief conceivable outing for an automated space apparatus is seven months, yet a manned mission is required to require at any rate nine months. Michael Eades, director of eng...