Could a nuclear thermal rocket take off from the surface of the Moon?
The application is a shuttle from LEO to the Lunar surface.
Fairly recent NASA plans include an NTR LEO to LLO shuttle, but use a separate lander to descend to the Moon's surface. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20170005398.pdf
Dan Hanson's suggested link on the Lunar Ice NTR is much appreciated. This rocket is optimized for lunar ascent. It is desired to consider the inverse problem.
Could an NTR shuttle from LEO to Lunar orbit be expected to land and ascend from the Moon? If it disappeared around to Farside, and did not reappear, could it be assumed to have landed, or would knowledgeable observers think it unlikely that such a shuttle would descend?