LEU NTP Part Two: CERMET Fuel – NASA’s Path to Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

Hello, and welcome back to Beyond NERVA, for our second installment of our blog series on NASA’s new nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system. In the last post, we looked briefly at nuclear thermal rockets (NTRs) in general, and NERVA’s XE-Prime engine, the only time a flight configuration NTR has ever been tested in the US. […]