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Space Plutonium: US Once Again Producing Fuel for Deep-Space Missions

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posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: 3danimator2014

See above post.


I saw it...still dont get what you are saying


greencmp:

They will benefit from SpaceX's work and take new risks resulting in even better understanding of the technologies involved.

phage:

Yes. That's possible.
It's also possible that they will avoid any such venture and direct their resources elsewhere. Not every company has an Elon Musk at the helm.

greencmp:
Well, that's what happened with every other technological innovation isn't it?

The pioneers failed so no one ever dared venture down those paths ever again.


phage:
Nope. Not every one. Obviously. But some.

Concorde was a wonderful thing.

greencmp:
And it was government that restricted its commercial use.




posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: greencmp

So now, despite talking about the Concorde being restricted for commercial use, you WEREN'T talking about the Concorde being restricted for commercial use.

Got it.


Talk about obfuscation.



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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We have a nice alignment of mars, jupiter and saturn in 2020 according to Solar System Scope. Be nice if we could use some of that Plutonium to get another Pioneer 10 type probe to spice up our imagination a bit more.




posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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Sounds great!



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp

originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: 3danimator2014

See above post.


I saw it...still dont get what you are saying


greencmp:

They will benefit from SpaceX's work and take new risks resulting in even better understanding of the technologies involved.

phage:

Yes. That's possible.
It's also possible that they will avoid any such venture and direct their resources elsewhere. Not every company has an Elon Musk at the helm.

greencmp:
Well, that's what happened with every other technological innovation isn't it?

The pioneers failed so no one ever dared venture down those paths ever again.


phage:
Nope. Not every one. Obviously. But some.

Concorde was a wonderful thing.

greencmp:
And it was government that restricted its commercial use.


i read all that mate
..but i dont agree and it seems neither does anyone else , that the government restricted its use.



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

So, you think technological innovation is attenuated by the failure of its pioneers forever more?

You think policies that restrict their application have no effect?

I have given you guys many chances to walk away from this absurd position.

You are the only one to stand there absently nodding.



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Awesome. Now we can blow up Jupiter...again.

When NASA announced its “Galileo into Jupiter” option, among those to publish immediate, serious objections (and later to repeat them on “Coast to Coast AM”) was an engineer named Jacco van der Worp. Van der Worp claimed that, plunging into Jupiter’s deep and increasingly dense atmosphere, the on-board Galileo electrical power supply – a set of 144 plutonium-238 fuel pellets, arrayed in two large canister devices called “RTGs” (Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators – see image and schematic, below) – would ultimately “implode”; that the plutonium Galileo carried would ultimately collapse in upon itself under the enormous pressures of Jupiter’s overwhelming atmosphere—

www.enterprisemission.com...

We're gonna try Saturn next




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