For 50 Years Now, the U.S. Has Had a Nuclear Reactor Orbiting in Space

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Exactly half a century ago this week, a rocket shot off from the California coast. It carried the U.S.’s first and only (known) space nuclear reactor, SNAP-10A, which has been circling the Earth ever since and will continue to circle for another 3, 000 years. Read more…

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For 50 Years Now, the U.S. Has Had a Nuclear Reactor Orbiting in Space

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