NASA plans to move a nuclear power reactor to the surface of the moon
NASA plans to obtain a permit to build a nuclear power reactor on the surface of the moon and the planet Mars, and said this would help the long-term exploration plan.
This will provide the necessary energy needed by the astronauts, and as the head of nuclear technology at NASA (Anthony Calomino) said that the plan aims to develop a fission power system with a capacity of 10 kilowatts to generate electrical energy, and that the process of building it will be completely on the ground and then transferred to the surface of the moon After testing and ensuring its safety.
He said that it will be ready for operation upon its arrival without the need for any additional assembly or construction operations, and the energy conversion system will be made of engines designed to work on the heat of the reactor instead of using combustible fuel, as these engines use heat and convert it into electrical energy that is distributed on the surface of the moon and Mars.
"We can take advantage of the facilities and technical expertise in our national laboratories, to support this important initiative, and to adhere to the schedule for the country," he added.