nekom: Scary? Best Korea making plutonium is scary. NASA making plutonium is science.
Old_Chief_Scott: nekom: Scary? Best Korea making plutonium is scary. NASA making plutonium is science.Yeah, I don't get the scary tag either. The only way to get the energy density needed for these long duration space missions is the nuclear option.
UberDave: Damn, I was hoping this was something along the lines of resurrecting project Orion rather than fueling RTGs.
somedude210: nekom: Scary? Best Korea making plutonium is scary. NASA making plutonium is science.No no, Best Korea making plutonium is amusing. I tossed the scary tag on there because I had no idea what to use (and it goes with the "nuke it from orbit" punchline better)/subby
torusXL: UberDave: Damn, I was hoping this was something along the lines of resurrecting project Orion rather than fueling RTGs.Why would you want to resurrect the development of a space soda can? I think humanity has the technology to do better than a soda can.
ck1938: Science amd technology are scary now?Thanks Obama
FourDirections: It's pretty expensive and time-consuming to make plutonium. Why doesn't NASA just acquire plutonium from Libyan terrorists driving around in a Volkswagen van? All it'll cost them is some used pinball machine parts.
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