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Why a Nuclear Powered Rocket is a Bad Idea

Taking a critical look at the enthusiasm for nuclear rocket engines in the media. Looking at the pros and cons of nuclear rocket engines.

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Different types of nuclear rocket engines

The Allure of Nuclear Rocket Engines

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Space craft with nuclear rocket engines in the space simulating game Kerbal Space Program. Highly recommended for all space geeks who want to learn more about the details of rocketry.

Problems with Nuclear Rocket Engines

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SpaceX reusable Starship, using chemical rocket engines

Lessons from SpaceX

Why Nuclear Rocket Engines are a Dumb Idea

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