NASA is attempting to build a new nuclear powered rocket that will take mankind to Mars in just 45 days.
In collaboration with DARPA, the ambitious attempt is slated in for a tentative 2027 launch.
During a presentation a few days ago, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said they are aiming to ‘develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear thermal propulsion, a revolutionary technology that will allow the United States to expand the possibilities for future human spaceflight missions.’
“NASA has a long history of collaborating with DARPA on projects that enable our respective missions, such as in-space servicing,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.
“Expanding our partnership to nuclear propulsion will help drive forward NASA’s goal to send humans to Mars.”