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They don’t hide it anymore. Space travel is all about nuclear power and nuclear weapons in space.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin lands a Pentagon contract to design nuclear-powered spacecraft, Business Insider,
KATE DUFFYAPR 13, 2021, 

  • The Pentagon has awarded Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, a $2.5 million contract.
  • Blue Origin will design concepts for a nuclear-powered spacecraft.
  • It won a contract for the craft alongside Lockheed Martin and General Atomics.

The Pentagon on Monday awarded Blue Origin, the aerospace company founded by Jeff Bezos, a $2.5 million contract to design a nuclear-powered spacecraft.

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) agency also chose Lockheed Martin and General Atomics for the first phase of a program to design and build the spacecraft, it said in a statement.

Lockheed Martin got a $2.9 million contract to design a craft for the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, and General Atomics a $22.2 million one to design a small nuclear reactor to power a rocket, CNBC reported.

DARPA wants to test nuclear thermal propulsion technology, which uses a nuclear reactor in a rocket to heat up the fuel and propel the craft beyond low Earth orbit….

The agency said in the statement it wanted to try a nuclear-powered spacecraft in orbit in 2025…….. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-award-pentagon-nuclear-space-contract-darpa-2021-4?r=US&IR=T

April 17, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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