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Old February 25 2009, 07:09 PM   #52
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Re: Should the USAF take over incompetent NASA?

Dusty Ayres wrote: View Post
Oh, but I did, since it's going to be like, what, I don't know-millions of miles up the gravity well? And also that if anything happens, the fissionables can be shot into a higher orbit? Or towards the sun? See, I do thinks these things through, unlike most of the people who object to this idea.
Doesn't the nuclear fuel have to be lifted from surface to orbit at some point? An accident in that phase is what I thought of when I read the earlier comment.

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