To Mars & Beyond
Ever think of those reactors in movies like Star Wars and Star Trek? What goes behind those things, anyway? Well, this is definitely another great step toward something of that design. Nuclear powered propulsion in rockets will definitely change the landscape of space travel and allow humanity to reach much farther destinations without as much of a loss in fuel.
A nuclear rocket engine would be twice as efficient as the standard rocket, and be more powerful as well allowing it to move faster through space and gravity than current standard rockets. This would cut travel time in half if we ever decided to traverse the great expanse to Mars.
Scientists were talking about reaching Mars and coming back to find Earth much older than we left. Well, with nuclear technology we will come back twice as fast and be half as young than if we used current chemical rocket technology.
This can be a great way to leverage the power of nuclear fission in a perfect way to benefit research that can help progress on Earth. The information gathered from Mars will undoubtedly be useful in learning about how the universe works. That understanding will definitely come in handy with new technology.
This can help us make great advances in different aspects of our understanding our planet. Mars used to be much like Earth. It had water once, and the white patches on the top and bottom are theorized to be remnants of water deposits left behind from millions of years ago.
Those water deposits are very helpful in learning about the ecosystem in which we live and maybe there will be something on Mars we can bring back and use to help people here on Earth. Maybe there is a useful bacteria or microbe that can be used, we never know unless we discover.
Knowledge is Power. Willpower is Stronger. But the Will to Learn is the Strongest.