Executive order on nuke reactors in space

January 12, 2021

In a Jan. 12, 2021 executive order, the president calls for the U.S. government to "coordinate its nuclear activities to apply the benefits of nuclear energy most effectively toward American technology supremacy, including the use of small modular reactors for national defense and space exploration."


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