Intuitive Machines and a nuclear reactor for the Moon

The first soft Moon landing since 1972, and powering a future Moonbase...
29 March 2024
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


The Intuitive Machines Moon landing control room


The Chief Scientist for Intuitive Machines, Ben Bussey, joins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham to talk through the first US soft landing on the Moon since 1972, IM-1. They discuss the landing, the broken legs, experiments and whether the IM control room is really based on Star Trek. Sue also travels to Farnborough to meet the chief engineer for novel nuclear at Rolls Royce, Jake Thompson. He hopes to build a nuclear reactor for a future Moonbase. Plus how Cornwall is fast becoming a centre for lunar communications.

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