Trump Calls For Space Nuclear Power Development

Artist’s concept of new fission power system on the Moon.
Credit: NASA
President Trump issued his administration’s sixth Space Policy Directive (SPD-6) on Dec. 16, promoting the development of space nuclear power and propulsion technologies to support a permanent human presence on the Moon by the end of the 2020s and the human exploration of Mars in the decade that...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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