LOS ANGELES, December 7, 2020 (US Nuclear Corp. PR) — US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) is the prime contractor to build MIFTI’s [Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies Inc.] fusion generators, which could be used in the relatively near future to power the propulsion systems for space travel and provide plentiful, low-cost, clean energy for the earth and other planetary bases once our astronauts get to their destination, be it the moon, Mars, Saturn or beyond.
Chemical powered rockets opened the door to space travel, but are still far too slow and heavy even to travel to distant planets within our solar system, let alone travel to other stars. Accordingly, NASA is now looking for nuclear-powered rockets that can propel a space vessel at speeds close to the speed of light and thermonuclear power plants on the moon and Mars, as these are the next steps towards space exploration and colonization.(more…)
UPDATE: The Washington Post is reporting that the InSIGHT lander (pictured above) will be sent in 2016. InSIGHT contains a drill that will sample the Martian interior. The cost will be $425 million. Learn more here.
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA will host a media teleconference at 5 p.m. EDT today to discuss the selection of a new Discovery-class mission that will further NASA’s exploration of the solar system. The selection will be the 12th in NASA’s series of Discovery-class missions.
The panelists for the briefing are:
- John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington
- James Green, director, NASA’s Planetary Science Division, Washington
Created in 1992, the Discovery Program sponsors frequent, cost-capped solar system exploration missions with highly focused scientific goals. In May 2011, NASA selected three mission concepts from 28 proposals for funding to conduct preliminary design studies and analyses.
Recent Discovery missions include MESSENGER, Dawn, Stardust, Deep Impact and Genesis. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the program for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.
The teleconference will be streamed live online at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio
For more information about the Discovery Program, visit: http://discovery.nasa.gov
APL PR — Devising ways to explore space in tight fiscal times tops the agenda of the 9th International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, set for June 21-23, 2011, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.