'Nuclear engines' could provide power to humans on Mars

Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 15, 2017 NASA is pushing forward on testing a key energy source that could literally "empower" human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform Red Planet resources into oxygen, water and fuel. The agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has provided multi-year funding to the Kilopower project. Testing is due to start in Nov

'Nuclear engines' could provide power to humans on Mars

NASA's Kilopower engines will use a uranium rector the size of a toilet roll to create heat, then a high efficiency Stirling engine would convert this to electricity.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

Powering up NASA's human reach for the Red Planet

Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 15, 2017 NASA is pushing forward on testing a key energy source that could literally "empower" human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from SpaceDaily

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