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nuclear propulsion

[′nü·klē·ər prə′pəl·shən]
(naval architecture)
Propulsion of a ship or submarine by an engine driven by steam generated by nuclear energy in a reactor, rather than combustion of fuel in a boiler.
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NASA started a program to develop a nuclear propulsion system in 2003, and spent several hundred million dollars on the project before cutting funding.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), created in 1958, inherited from the Air Force responsibility for the program and, in August 1960, negotiated an agreement with the AEC to form a joint Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO).
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Project Prometheus, a program to develop a nuclear propulsion system for a proposed unmanned mission to Jupiter; and
His specialties were surface warfare and nuclear propulsion.
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He served as an electronics technician maintaining an aircraft carrier's nuclear propulsion system.
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Additionally, after commanding the Key West, he served as Senior Member of the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board where he led a team of engineers inspecting all Pacific Fleet nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines.
Innovative partnerships and accolades Georgia Power's parent company, Southern Company, is a founding partner of the Troops to Energy Jobs program, a recruiting source that links veterans to job openings in the energy industry, and actively recruits members of the Navy as a Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program partner.

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