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Index to documents from the NASA Technical Reports Server: Nuclear Propulsion and Reactors

 

Feasibility study of a tungsten water-moderated nuclear rocket.  1968

  1. Summary report
  2. Fueled materials
  3. Fuel elements
  4. Neutronics
  5. Engine system
  6. Feed system and rotating machinery

Nuclear Pulse Space Vehicle Study

  1. Volume I- Summary - Sept 1964
  2. January 1965
  3. Volume IV - Mission velocity requirements and system comparisons - 1966
  4. Volume IV

Documents

  1. Rover Nuclear Rocket Engine Program - Overview of Rover Engine Tests - Final Report 1991
  2. Reactor in-flight test system. Volume 1: RIFT program summary - 1961
  3. Nuclear Rocket Propulsion - 1962
  4. Assembly and brazing of NERVA U-tube nozzles - 1965  
  5. Nuclear Rocket Technology Conference - 1966
  6. Nuclear criticality study of a specific vortex-stabilized gaseous nuclear rocket engine - 1967
  7. A method of predicting heat transfer coefficients in the cooling passages of NERVA and Phoebus-2 rocket nozzles - 1968
  8. Experimental investigations to simulate the thermal environment, transparent walls, and propellant heating in a nuclear light bulb engine - 1969
  9. Status of nuclear flight system definition studies - 1971  
  10. Fluid dynamics computer programs for NERVA turbopump - 1972
  11. Comparison of mission design options for manned Mars missions - 1986
  12. Preliminary survey of 21st century civil mission applications of space nuclear power - 1987
  13. Comparison of Fusion/Antiproton Propulsion Systems for Interplanetary Travel - 1987
  14. Nuclear propulsion: A vital technology for the exploration of Mars and the planets beyond - 1988
  15. Manned Mars Explorer project: Guidelines for a manned mission to the vicinity of Mars using Phobos as a staging outpost; schematic vehicle designs considering chemical and nuclear electric propulsion - 1988
  16. Nuclear technology and the space exploration missions - 1990
  17. An historical perspective of the NERVA nuclear rocket engine technology program - 1991
  18. Nuclear Thermal Propulsion: A Joint NASA/DOE/DOD Workshop - 1991
  19. Nuclear thermal propulsion transportation systems for lunar/Mars exploration - 1992
  20. The rationale/benefits of nuclear thermal rocket propulsion for NASA's lunar space transportation system - 1994
  21. Scoping calculations of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion - 1994
  22. Conceptual Design of a Vapor Core Reactor Rocket Engine for Space Propulsion - 1996
  23. An all-solid-propellant Nova injection vehicle system for the direct-ascent Man-on-Moon Project
  24. Nuclear rocket propulsion - Jan 1, 1962
  25. Nuclear Rocket Technology Conference - NASA-SP-123 Apr 20, 1966
  26. Reactor in-flight test system. Volume 1: RIFT program summary - Mar 1, 1961

 

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