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Nuclear Rockets in Space

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is working to develop a nuclear propulsion technology demonstrator. The Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program has set the goal of demonstrating a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system above low Earth orbit in 2025. Current propulsion in the space domain limits maneuverability of on orbit spacecraft.Continue reading “Nuclear Rockets in Space”

New Lunar Rovers

Lockheed Martin and General Motors are teaming up to create their vision of a modern Lunar rover for the Artemis program. The companies announced Wednesday that they would be leveraging the technologies and experience of both partners to design a new rover that will enhance the ability of Artemis astronauts to explore large swaths ofContinue reading “New Lunar Rovers”

Seriously, Fund NASA.

Everyone’s favorite commercial space company has won the NASA contract for the next crewed lunar lander. That’s right, unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably already know that SpaceX and its Lunar Starship won the contract for the Artemis program’s Human Landing System. On one hand I am thrilled about this choice.  LoveContinue reading “Seriously, Fund NASA.”

New Lunar Rover

The lunar rovers for the Artemis program were announced as a partnership between Lockheed Martin and General Motors.

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