A new direction for nuclear? The Air Force's sweeping plan for space travel and space stations...

|By:, SA News Editor

A new direction for nuclear? The Air Force's sweeping plan for space travel and space stations includes the use of nuclear energy. A new report issued from the USAF highlights that as nuclear power plants decrease in size, their "utility" on board space-based assets increases. (Report: United States Air Force Energy S&T Vision 2011-2026 .pdf)