Travel to Mars in minutes! NASA is making a nuclear rocket, it will test it in 2027, find out

The American space agency NASA looks more serious about any planet then it is Mars. The space agency has been sending its missions to Mars for years to explore the possibilities of life there. NASA also wants to send astronauts to Mars in the future. Now, NASA has revealed that it is building a nuclear-powered rocket that could send humans to Mars much faster than conventional rockets. It currently takes 7 months to reach Mars.

The US space agency has reportedly partnered with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program. It will be tested in the year 2027. The nuclear-powered rocket NASA is working on is said to offer a thrust-to-weight ratio 10,000 times greater than electric propulsion.

To design DRACO, his team plans to use the NTR (Nuclear Thermal Rocket) model, as well as giving the model a modern twist. The NTR model is said to be around 50 years old. NASA is said to have studied nuclear thermal propulsion for several decades.

It is said that this technology will be very useful for astronauts, because they will not have to travel for a long time. This will also reduce the cost of food supply and cargo. NASA plans to send humans to Mars by the year 2030.

According to NASA Deputy Administrator and former astronaut Pam Melroy, if the space agency has fast travel for humans, it will be safe too. She assured that the mission that NASA is working on will be very safe. The agency has been working on the NTR model for many years. This mission was first launched in 1961.

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