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Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

Daniel Bukszpan of CNBC reports on NASA’s efforts to put nuclear power on the moon.

The C3 Take

  • Establishing nuclear power on the moon will be critical for refueling missions.
  • Nuclear energy on the moon may provide enough power to establish an outpost on Mars.
  • Nuclear power is clean and reliable.

“Nuclear energy has always been a very clean form of energy and extremely effective,” he said. “Realistically, it will be pivotal to deep space exploration, and more importantly, to humanity becoming a multi-planetary species. This new dawn of space exploration will see a resurgence in the nuclear industry until the next form of efficient, clean energy is discovered.”

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