Deep space exploration

NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep Space Exploration

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, nuclear scientists used the High Flux Isotope Reactor produce a few micrograms of plutonium-238. A fully reconstituted plutonium program described in the The latest DOE planreleased this week, would also use a second reactor west of Idaho Falls, called the Advanced Test Reactor. This facility is located on […]