Our Project Lyra Team has come up with an analysis of using nuclear thermal rockets for reaching the interstellar object 1I/'Oumuamua. It turns out that drastic reductions in mission duration (< 14 years for a launch in 2031) and spacecraft mass (1000s of kg vs. 100s of kg for conventional chemical propulsion) are possible.
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