Hooray For Space Nukes - Again

President Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 6 Establishing National Strategy On Space Nuclear Power And Propulsion, White House

NASA Supports America's National Strategy for Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion

"In support of SPD-6, NASA's near-term priority is to mature and then demonstrate a fission surface power system on the Moon. NASA, the Department of Energy, and industry will design, fabricate, and test a 10-kilowatt class fission surface power system. NASA plans to demonstrate the system on the Moon in the late 2020s, providing power for sustainable lunar surface operations and testing its potential for use on Mars."

Keith's note: Is there any new funding set aside for these efforts at NASA or will things continue to chug along at the low level rate that they have been progressing? Details, details.

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