[FPSPACE] 50th Anniversary of Snapshot launch

Andrew LePage drew at drewexmachina.com
Fri Apr 3 15:50:10 EDT 2015

During the earliest years of the Space Age, space planners envisioned 
using nuclear reactors to power everything from satellites in Earth 
orbit to bases on the Moon to deep space missions using ion propulsion. 
While most of those ambitious dreams faded, other power generating 
technologies were developed which meet the demands of current space 
missions. Today's post on Drew Ex Machina covers the history behind the 
only American mission to test a nuclear reactor in orbit called Snapshot.


Drew LePage

Andrew J. LePage
Physicist & Writer


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