NASA funding for nuclear rockets may increase $1B

People are going to have mixed feelings about this, but it is probably the most exciting Space news in years. According to a report in the LA Times, and shoiwng up in a summary on Space Today, the Bush administration is planning on including an additional $1B for funding nuclear rockets to be used as propulsion for a future manned mission to Mars.

It true, it's the most colorful new initiative since the Space Shuttle.