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Originally posted by 12 12 2012
All well and good until one goes BOOM in low Earth atmosphere. Still, all in all, I suppose a good way to power space vehicles. What does everyone else here think?
Wrong, this doesn't have anything to do with nuclear reactors.
Originally posted by jra
Just because it's nuclear powered, doesn't mean it will explode like a nuclear bomb if something bad happens, as far as I know. I think the worst thing that could happen would be a meltdown. But yes, I do think an excellent way to power space ships. The US navy uses a lot of nuclear powered ships. It seems logical to start using them in space too.