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At the symposium, Landis reported on the NASA Glenn nuclear thermal rocket program, the third generation of development (after the NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) program of the 1960s and '70s and Timberwind, a still-classified program of the 1980s and '90s).
The group introduces the technical side of nuclear propulsion and addresses nuclear thermal rocket propulsion systems, applications of ion thrusters to nuclear electric missions, high power and high-thrust-density electric propulsion for space transportation, metric configurations, and the legal issues and policies that need to be developed about the safety of nuclear propulsion systems and applications.
00 ISBN: 0-8131-2267-8 Termination of the Rover/NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) program in January 1973 closed a significant chapter in the development of nuclear thermal rocket propulsion.