[FPSPACE] 50th Anniversary of Snapshot launch
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.
Andrew J. LePage
Physicist & Writer
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