Nuclear thermal rocket engine
This was posted to fediverse by NASA today, sounds like things are really moving in this area. What a period in history to study STEM and learn the skills to be part of this.
We’re partnering with @DARPA to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space. This new engine would allow us to do more science and reach destinations faster—key steps for sending the first crewed mission to Mars. read more
There are opportunities for people in the Uk to be part of this, as it will require world wide expertise to do this.
I am trying to work with Space Careers UK to see if I can get more info on careers in the UK space industry, early days yet.