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Space Flight System Demonstrated By Los Alamos Researchers
2012-11-27 07:01:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and NASA has demonstrated a new concept for a reliable nuclear reactor that could be used on space flights. The Demonstration Using Flattop Fissions (DUFF) experiment produced 24 watts of electricity, demonstrating the first use of a heat pipe to cool a small nuclear reactor and power a Stirling engine. A team of engineers from Los Alamos, the NASA Glenn Research Center and...


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