Nuclear power could be of some use in space as well

We begin today with nuclear power in space. The idea of a nuclear-powered spacecraft goes back decades. Now it may become reality. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, and NASA are teaming up on a demonstration project. They want to see if a nuclear rocket engine could power flight to Mars. NASA program manager Doctor Anthony Calomino spoke to Federal News Network’s Tom Temin about the project.