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nuclear rocket

[′nü·klē·ər ′räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
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During the 1950s and 1960s NASA spent over $10 billion to build the nuclear rocket program canceled in the end because a launch accident would contaminate major portions of Florida and beyond.
Knowing that nuclear rocket power would have mainly civilian applications, the Air Force is already doing general research into propulsion from antimatter, especially antiprotons.
She says: "The nuclear rocket truck has got up people's noses.
Eight appendices address more generic matters such as fuel element development, alternative and advanced concepts, safety and environmental aspects of testing, turbo pumps and nozzles, program budget, and the Russian nuclear rocket program.
These secret conversations of "the Ex-Com," the committee President Kennedy created to deal with the issue, concerned how the United States should respond to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's installation of nuclear rockets in Cuba.
The central myth of the Cold War which has survived fairly intact is that Kennedy forced Khrushchev to capitulate and remove Soviet nuclear rockets he had secretly based in Cuba.
Broader coverage than found in most other books - including coverage of propellers, nuclear rockets, and space propulsion - allows analysis and design of more types of propulsion systems
htm) declared war on South Korea as well as threatening to fire nuclear rockets at the US mainland.
They have begun working on technologies including gravity beams, nuclear rockets and huge magnetic machines to send asteroids off course.
Some of us believed that at the end of the Cold War in 1991 American and Soviet nuclear rockets would be left to rust and rot in their silos.

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