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Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

NTP is the most promising advanced in-space propulsion option for crewed missions. NTP is a safe, affordable ‘game changing’ technology for space propulsion that enables faster trip times and safeguards astronaut health. More »

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Project Duration

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