nuclear rocket

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Noun1.nuclear rocket - a rocket engine in which a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellantnuclear rocket - a rocket engine in which a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
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Some people are getting excited about autumn, others are getting worried about whether we'll make it through Kim Jong-un's nuclear rocket testing.
html>; Kelsey Davenport, "China Elevates Nuclear Rocket Force," Arms Control Association, March 2016, available at <www.
The land surrounding Area 51 had hosted more than 1,000 nuclear tests and the attempted development of a nuclear rocket engine.
To date, Recovery Act money has paid for the demolition of 50,000 square feet of structures at NNSS, including Pluto and facilities at other industrial sites involved in the former nuclear rocket development program.
To the end of the solar system; the story of the nuclear rocket, 2d ed.
Then you complete the mission by parachuting into an extinct volcano, confronting Mr Big and his white Persian cat, and saving the free world from a devastating nuclear rocket launch.
In a news release, Kaku worries about the use of technologies that could "backfire," particularly the nuclear rocket, "which is now seriously being reconsidered after being rightly rejected for the past several decades.
JOURNEY times to Mars could be cut from six months to six weeks using a nuclear rocket being developed by NASA scientists.
After a 30-year shutdown of plans for the nuclear rocket, the Bush administration has resuscitated the technology by giving NASA nearly $1 billion to expand space nuclear and propulsion research and development.
Right on the picturesque Baltic Sea shore lies a derelict and forgotten land of empty nuclear rocket storehouses, bunkers and abandoned multi-storey houses, shaping the landscape of Karaosta, the former sealed military zone in Liepaja, Latvia.
has also conducted nuclear rocket tests and stored nuclear waste, H-bombs and nerve gas.
The report also makes passing reference to more than 300 tests that intentionally released radiation outdoors -- usually at national laboratories or military centers -- to investigate the effects of nuclear warfare or nuclear rocket and aircraft technologies.

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