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Excerpt: Despite enormous danger, huge expense, and a clear alternative using solar power, the U.S. government is pushing ahead with the deployment of
nuclear technology in space.
...the Cassini probe to Saturn. Carrying 72.3 pounds of plutonium-238 fuel the largest amount of plutonium ever used in space, the probe will sit atop
a Lockheed Martin-built Titan IV rocket.
They're not nukes. They are nuclear powerplants. They are more efficient that solar, and can provide more power than solar, on a more consistant
basis. The article is more fear mongering about nuclear power.
We have land supremacy and sea supremacy, and on the 3-D plane air and sub supremacy. Space is the next obvious level of control, coz it's harder to
shoot down, but has all the time in the world to lob a bomb, if it is not being researched yet, I would be extremely surprised.
we've had radiation lasers in space for a while now. they are simple fusion bombs with a bunch or rods on the side that is facing earth. park the
thing or move it over a target. explode the bomb and all the radiation of the bomb is channeled and focused through the rods like a laser to the
target below on the surface of the earth.
I never had heard of this. Very interesting. Have we used it. Or I should ask how does this work. Or could you give me a website so i can read up on
it. Isnt Nukes in space a little dangerous. (I bet the Aliens arent going to like humans putting nukes in space.)lol
yeah I learned all about radiation lasers from a discovery channel show on the star wars program. they exist we have them floating around up in
orbit. part of the reason we signed a treaty to not put nuclear weapons into space was due to the radiation laser.
They showed one or a mock up of one. not much bigger than a VW Bug. bomb sits on one end, got some thrusters on it to move it around a bit, and a
bunch of meter long rods on the other end. apparently even though the bomb vaporizes everything including the rods. in the split second before the
rods disintegrate the radiation will travel down the rods or are channeled down the rods for some reason and the radiation goes in pretty much one
direction like a laser. I think they said that they did try to test it in an underground shaft. The discovery channel showed footage of what looked
like a few acres of desert with a small shack in the center. suddenly the ground sinks down in a circle about 15 20 feet and the shack collapses.
It was tied in to the x-ray laser they were trying to build around 1984 or something.
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