nuclear power

NASA Has a Plan to Power the Moon

Despite all the hype surrounding the coming of the commercial space age, NASA and other governmental agencies will still play…

1 year ago

What if Titan Dragonfly had a Fusion Engine?

A team of Princeton scientists have shown how a Direct Fusion Drive could greatly enhance the Dragonfly's exploration efforts on…

1 year ago

Type One Energy Raises $29M to Work on a Crazy Fusion Device

A Wisconsin-based startup called Type One Energy says it's closed an over-subscribed $29 million financing round to launch its effort…

1 year ago

Rolls-Royce Reveals a Nuclear Reactor That Could Provide Power on the Moon

Rolls-Royce has released a teaser about the "micro-reactor" they are developing in partnership with the UK Space Agency.

1 year ago

A Hybrid Fission/Fusion Reactor Could be the Best way to get Through the ice on Europa

A new proposal for a hybrid nuclear reactor could power missions to Europa, and was selected by NASA for Phase…

1 year ago

Power on the Moon. What Will it Take to Survive the Lunar Night?

NASA recently hosted a series of workshops on how nuclear power could enable long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars, and…

1 year ago

NASA is Upping the Power on its Lunar Wattage Challenge!

NASA and HeroX have launched Phase II of their Watts on the Moon Challenge, which will reward a total of…

2 years ago

NASA is Building a Nuclear Reactor to Power Lunar and Martian Exploration!

NASA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy have come together to solicit design proposals for a nuclear reactor that will…

3 years ago

Extrasolar Object Interceptor Would be Able to Chase Down the Next Oumuamua or Borisov and Actually Return a Sample

What if we had the ability to chase down interstellar objects passing through our Solar System, like Oumuamua or Comet…

3 years ago

White House Encourages NASA to Work on Space-Based Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems

In what's likely to be one of the last space policy initiatives of his administration, President Donald Trump has issued…

4 years ago