thumbnail credit charlie burgess, posted on december 28th, 2021

who: elon musk
what: reveals plans for nuclear starship
when: written december 28th, 2021
why: cut space travel time in half and lessen rocket fuel loads
where: spacex headquarters, los angeles, ca
how: by using rocket boosters to clear earth, then propelling starship with uranium nuclear reactor

interesting fact: because of occasional rocket failures, nuclear fuel would be too dangerous for booster propellant; but once away from earth, a nuclear powered engine could kick in, e.g. less fuel weight to carry to mars.

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