Anyone happen to read this? Curious…

*In less than four years, NASA could be testing a nuclear rocket in space.

The space agency and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced on Wednesday that Lockheed Martin had been selected to design, build and test a propulsion system that could one day speed astronauts on a trip to Mars.

BWX Technologies, based in Lynchburg, Va., will build the nuclear fission reactor at the heart of the engine.

The $499 million program is named DRACO, short for the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations. […]*

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