August 31, 2011 By Steve Towns
Answer: The Moon.
Suitcase-size fission reactors are a promising option for powering manned outposts on the Moon or Mars, said James Werner, leader of a team that’s scheduled to build a technology demonstration unit in 2012. Werner, speaking Sunday, Aug. 28, to the American Chemical Society, said the tiny reactor would lack cooling towers and other trademarks of terrestrial nuclear plants.
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