Monday, February 02, 2004

Nuclear Space Again

SpaceDaily has an article about the latest NASA budget. I speculated in December as to whether the folks interested in nuclear space would find a voice. It seems they have.
The budget also allows funds for "demonstrations of space nuclear power and advanced propulsion technologies and other breakthrough exploration systems".
In my earlier post I pointed to the folks at NuclearSpace.com and made a little joke about them. All kidding aside, I'm very intrigued by their ideas. The vision laid out in this article is very exciting. I don't have the science chops to know whether they are sniffing glue or not but ship sized vessels pulsing up to space on small controlled nuclear explosions is something I would like to see.
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