NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony

This looks like the device Mark Watney used to keep warm in The Martian

NASA and the Department of Energy have just tested a small fission nuclear reactor named KRUSTY (Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology) in the Nevada desert — a possible power source for future space exploration or even a manned mission to Mars.

Source: NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony

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