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Novel nuclear power plants developed for future extraterrestrial bases

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments30 August 2011

lunar-nuclear-powerplant-1Researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are cooperating in order to develop a technology that could be used as the first nuclear power plant for production of electricity on potential future extraterrestrial bases. Although far different from the familiar terrestrial nuclear power stations, they are… »