Russia, NASA to Meet This Month to Discuss Collaboration on Nuclear-Powered Spacecraft
NASA’s proposed Prometheus spacecraft would’ve had a nuclear engine in the nose that powered ion jets in the rear to propel the long-distance vehicle.
In the last century, Russia and the United States engaged competitively in both a space race and a nuclear technology race. In this century, it appears the two are considering collaborating in turning the fruits of those Cold War showdowns into workable technology that could expand spaceflight operations beyond Earth orbit. On April 15, Russia and NASA (and a handful of other “nuclear club” countries) will convene to talk about building a next-gen, nuclear powered spaceship.
This looks like a Star Destroyer. Coincidence?