Nuclear Powered Mars Venture

BWX Technologies is bringing its considerable nuclear expertise to Huntsville, supporting NASA hopes for a mission to Mars.

Jonathan Cirtain, at BWXT’s new Huntsville location, is the firm’s vice president of advanced technologies. Photo by Dennis Keim Last year, BWX Technologies Inc., a $1.7 billion nuclear technology company headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, was awarded an $18.8 million contract by NASA to begin designs for a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor in…

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