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Rolls-Royce Receives UK Funding To Develop Nuclear Reactor For Moon Exploration

  • Rolls-Royce has received UK government funding to develop a nuclear reactor for a future moon base.
  • Scientists and engineers at the British company are working on the Micro-Reactor programme to develop technology that will provide power needed for humans to live and work on the moon.
  • The UK Space Agency on Friday announced £2.9 million ($3.5 million) of new funding for the project, which will deliver an initial demonstration of a UK lunar modular nuclear reactor.