posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 12:58 PM
reply to post by doctormcauley
This whole "Project Lucifer" is really quite interesting, thanks for the link. I don't think Saturn has enough Hydrogen to sustain nuclear fission
for too long, and this idea seems way to grand. Sure, we can go to Titan and have a dandy time there, but we still have no way of getting there. We
still need to find a way to prevent galactic radiation from killing astronauts, as well as sustaining them for years. It's BS that this is going to
occur within the coming weeks. And if NASA knows we'll all die becuase of it, then why are we doing it in the first place?
Besides, it's impossible for Jupiter/Saturn to ignite. There simply isn't enough mass/gravitational acceleration for it to be sustainable. If
Jupiter had enough mass it would have ignited the same time the Sun did.
Kepp in mind, in 1942, when the Manhattan Project was started, Humans hadn't even broken the sound barrier yet, no less gone into space. The
preferred method of transportation was steamship, and Roswell hadn't even happened yet. People had no idea that there was water on Europa, no less
the chemical make-up of Saturn. Nuclear weapons were developed as machines of death, though, they can, and will, find alternative uses in the future.
It's nice to know that I'll be on a Canadian Air Force base for most of July
[edit on 3-7-2008 by hpsfl]