ERIC Number: ED054966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Nuclear Reactors for Space Power, Understanding the Atom Series.
Corliss, William R.
The historical development of rocketry and nuclear technology includes a specific description of Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP) programs. Solar cells and fuel cells are considered as alternative power supplies for space use. Construction and operation of space power plants must include considerations of the transfer of heat energy to electricity and of waste heat dissipation. The shielding of such plants is important, from both efficiency and safety standpoints. The safety of nuclear material handling in space flight is especially crucial. Various improvements are proposed concerning present power plants. Lists of relevant reading topics and of motion pictures are included. (TS)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, College Science, Instructional Materials, Nuclear Physics, Physics, Resource Materials, Secondary School Science
USAEC, P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Technical Information.