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  • 1 Nuclear propulsion — includes a wide variety of propulsion methods that fulfil the promise of the Atomic Age by using some form of nuclear reaction as their primary power source. Contents 1 Surface ships and submarines 2 Cars 3 Aircraft …

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  • 2 Nuclear Propulsion —    Type 1: A ship is designed with a heavy plate attached perpendicularly to the rear of the ship. A nuclear bomb is detonated on or near the plate, which is designed to withstand the blast and protect the ship from radiation. The blast pushes… …

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  • 3 Project Orion (nuclear propulsion) — An artist s conception of the NASA reference design for the Project Orion spacecraft powered by nuclear propulsion. Project Orion was a study of a spacecraft intended to be directly propelled by a series of explosions of atomic bombs behind the… …

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  • 4 Nuclear thermal rocket — Sketch of nuclear thermal rocket …

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  • 5 Propulsion nucleaire thermique — Propulsion nucléaire thermique La propulsion nucléaire thermique ou nucléo thermique est un mode de propulsion des fusées qui utilise un réacteur nucléaire pour chauffer un fluide propulsif. Celui ci, comme dans le cas d un moteur fusée classique …

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  • 6 Nuclear marine propulsion — is propulsion of a ship by a nuclear reactor. Naval nuclear propulsion is propulsion that specifically refers to naval warships (see Nuclear navy). Only a very few experimental civil nuclear ships have been built; the elimination of fossil fuel… …

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  • 7 Nuclear navy — Nuclear navy, or nuclear powered navy consists of ships powered by relatively small onboard nuclear reactors known as naval reactors. The concept was revolutionary for naval warfare when first proposed, as it meant that these vessels did not need …

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  • 8 Space medicine — is the practice of medicine on astronauts in outer space.Who benefits from space medicine research?Astronauts are not the only ones who benefit from space medicine research. Several medical products have been developed that are space spinoffs,… …

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  • 9 Propulsion nucléaire thermique — La propulsion nucléaire thermique ou nucléo thermique est un mode de propulsion des fusées qui utilise un réacteur nucléaire pour chauffer un fluide propulsif. Celui ci, comme dans le cas d un moteur fusée classique, est expulsé via une tuyère… …

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  • 10 Space colonization — Artist Les Bossinas 1989 concept of Mars mission Space colonization (also called space settlement, space humanization, or space habitation) is the concept of permanent human habitation outside of Earth. Although hypothetical at the present time,… …

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  • 11 Nuclear pulse propulsion — An artist s conception of the Project Orion basic spacecraft, powered by nuclear pulse propulsion. Nuclear pulse propulsion (or External Pulsed Plasma Propulsion, as it is termed in one recent NASA document[1]) is a proposed method of spacecraft… …

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  • 12 Nuclear photonic rocket — In a nuclear photonic rocket, a nuclear reactor would generate such high temperatures that the blackbody radiation from the reactor would provide significant thrust. The disadvantage is that it takes a lot of power to generate a small amount of… …

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  • 13 Space tether — Artist s conception of satellite with a tether Space tethers are cables, usually long and very strong, which can be used for propulsion, stabilization, or maintaining the formation of space systems by determining the trajectory of spacecraft and… …

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  • 14 Nuclear salt-water rocket — A nuclear salt water rocket (or NSWR) is a proposed type of nuclear thermal rocket designed by Robert Zubrin that would be fueled by water bearing dissolved salts of Plutonium or U235. These would be stored in tanks that would prevent a critical… …

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  • 15 Nuclear power — Atomic Power redirects here. For the film, see Atomic Power (film). This article is about the power source. For nation states that are nuclear powers, see List of states with nuclear weapons …

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  • 16 Nuclear reactor — Core of CROCUS, a small nuclear reactor used for research at the EPFL in Switzerland This article is a subarticle of Nuclear power. A nuclear reactor is a device to initiate and control a sustained nuclear chain reaction. Most commonly they are… …

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  • 17 Nuclear reactor technology — This article is a subarticle of Nuclear power .A nuclear reactor is a device in which nuclear chain reactions are initiated, controlled, and sustained at a steady rate, as opposed to a nuclear bomb, in which the chain reaction occurs in a… …

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  • 18 Space-based solar power — Left: Part of the solar energy is lost on its way through the atmosphere by the effects of reflection and absorption. Right: Space based solar power systems convert sunlight to microwaves outside the atmosphere, avoiding these losses, and the… …

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  • 19 Nuclear fuel — Process …

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  • 20 Nuclear Power School — Naval Nuclear Power Training Command Nuclear Power School Founded by Admiral Rickover, USN Motto Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence Established 1955 Type …

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