Rolls-Royce plan to put nuclear reactor on moon

March 17, 2023

Rolls-Royce’s vision of how a space flower micro-reactor would look on the moon, allowing humans to live and work there for longerBetter known for using nuclear power to sustain submarines deep below the ocean surface, Rolls-Royce has set its sights a lot higher. The British company has received government funding to develop a micro-reactor to power a base on the moon. Although the use of clean, almost unlimited nuclear fusion power in space has long captured the imagination in sci-fi novels and TV shows, the lunar reactor would use existing fission power. SponsoredThe hope is that nuclear power could substantially increase the time humans can spend on the moon. However, unlike fusion, fission creates radioactive waste.