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Nuclear Powered Missiles 50 Years and Counting?

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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 11:49 PM
Has the US Military been secretly building and testing nuclear capable missiles? After a exhaustive search, there is some substantive evidence of a long history of nuclear powered missiles being held in the US Military, and being actively developed and researched by NASA and various other governmental agencies - such as the Atomic Energy Commision and others.

Check out the research for yourself.

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:23 PM
What's the big deal here? It's a nuclear powered missile. For god's sakes theres a 20MT thermonuclear weapon sitting at the top of the missile and people are worried about the powerplant?

If the missile were to explode in flight, the least of our worries would be the powerplant blowing up! Sure, the radiation would leak into our atmosphere, but the 1000s of nuclear tests in the last 50 years have done anything bad? The effects from Chernobyl are barely noticeable now, except in the "exclusion zone" immediately around the reactor. And that was the single greatest nuclear disaster in the world!

What would the use be for a "loitering missile" when there's ICBM equiped submarines at a constant state of readiness, not to mention the stationary launchers?

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:44 PM
reply to post by gulfstreamsalt

Haha, oh wow, project Pluto again?

I'm fairly certain that development ceased; those things are so dirty, if one was ever tested in flight, it'd set off radiation detectors all over the place, like the kind that alerted the west to the explosion at Chernobyl.

Still, there's something awesome about the concept of a nuclear ramjet. If it worked as advertised back in the 60s, it would cause tremendous damage just by traveling at high supersonic speeds near sea level. the shock wave and radiation would seriously mess up a city, even if it was out of warheads.

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