Tech develop nuclear power for Moon and Mars

With its first bid accepted Slashdot, Zandamesh sends this excerpt from ZDNet: “On Earth, nuclear reactors are under attack because of concerns about damage caused by natural disasters in space, however, nuclear technology can get a new lease on life .. plans first nuclear power plant to generate electricity for use by the bases with or without crew on the Moon, Mars and other planets were announced at the 242nd session national exhibition of the American Chemical Society. “The reactor itself may be about 1 ½ feet wide by 2 ½ feet high, about the size of hand luggage. There are no tricks cooling. … The team plans to build a technology demonstration unit in 2012. “




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