Friday, March 30, 2012

Nuclear engine space race is on

Nuclear engine is expected to be ready by 2017. Via R. Zimmerman.

The Russian government allocated 500 million rubles ($16.7 million) in 2010 to start a project to build a spacecraft with a nuclear engine. The overall investment in the project is estimated at 17 billion rubles (over $580 million) until 2019.

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