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Convair nuclear-powered passenger rocket concept photo and press release

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Convair nuclear-powered passenger rocket concept photo and press release found on eBay.

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A two stage Shuttle with nuclear engines, that thing scared me off !

with ammoniac in first stage with NTR, it got Exhaust like Lox Hydrogen but with minimal fuel volume.
but the second stage with hydrogen NTR got twice Exhaust like Lox Hydrogen.
theoretical you could fly to moon with that second stage, but the radiation protection is very very heavy.
it have to keep the passenger alive during launch and after landing while reactor cool down...
 

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