NASA's plan to build a nuclear-powered rocket for a Mars mission by 2027

The goal is to send astronauts to Mars and establish a long-term human presence on the planet.

NASA's plan involves using nuclear reactors, known as "Kilopower," to generate spacecraft electricity.

Nuclear propulsion systems are being considered to reduce travel time and make Mars missions more efficient.

The use of nuclear power in space missions raises safety and environmental concerns, which NASA must address.

These nuclear-powered spacecraft could enable humans to explore distant planets and celestial bodies.

While the focus is on Mars, the technology could also be applied to further space exploration endeavors.

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