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  •  The big challenge to achieve 39 days (7+ / 0-)

    with a manned mission is that it would have to be a megawatt-scale engine, which means a nuclear reactor with the kind of power normally seen in ground-based power plants.  But we'll get there.

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    by Troubadour on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 11:04:28 AM PDT

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    •  How much more power (0+ / 0-)

      than what a nuclear sub requires?

      "A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation." - Clarence Darrow 8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 12:17:20 PM PDT

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