NASA selects companies to develop nuclear power systems on the moon

NASA selects companies to develop nuclear power systems on the moon

Three companies will demonstrate their potential to power lunar infrastructure using nuclear fission systems under new joint NASA contracts announced Tuesday (June 21).

NASA and the US Department of Energy selected three design concept proposals that the government hopes could be ready for deployment on the moon by the late 2020s to support the space agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program.

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