The trip to Mars will be long and arduous for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts, that's why the space agency is looking at possible solutions to help shorten travel time, and among the possibilities is using a nuclear-powered rocket.
The proposal to use a nuclear-powered rocket comes from the company called Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech), which is based in Seattle, Washington, United States.
The company proposed using nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) engine to bring humans to Mars, which NASA is planning to achieve by 2035.
With the technologies available now, the fastest trip to Mars of an unmanned spacecraft is seven months, but the news outlet said it would take around nine months for a crewed mission to reach the Martian soil.
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