November 11

“The strengths with NTP [Nuclear Thermal Propulsion] are the ability to do the very fast round trip [to Mars], the ability to abort even if you’re 2 to 3 months into the missions, the overall architectural robustness, and also the growth potential to even more advanced systems,” Michael Houts, principal investigator for the NTP project at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, told  Check out the complete article here.  Image Credit:  Pat Rawlings/NASA