Nuclear Propulsion Technical Interchange Meeting
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Nuclear Propulsion Technical Interchange Meeting proceedings of a meeting sponsored and hosted by NASA Lewis Research Center, Plum Brook Station, October 20-23, 1992. by Nuclear Propulsion Technical Interchange Meeting (1992 Lewis Research Center)

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Program in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Nuclear propulsion -- Congresses.,
  • Nuclear rockets -- Congresses.,
  • Rocketry -- United States -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesNASA conference publication ;, 10116
ContributionsLewis Research Center., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Program.
LC ClassificationsTL783.5 .N82 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (vi, 1150 p.) :
Number of Pages1150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1506027M
LC Control Number93186534

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