Prototype Nuclear Fission Reactor Completes Test Run

CAPE CANAVERAL—Engineers have completed performance testing of a prototype nuclear fission reactor capable of producing 1 kW of electricity, paving the way for a possible flight test, NASA said on May 2. The series of tests, conducted at the Nevada National Security Site, culminated in a full-power...

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