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Old June 29 2011, 04:05 AM   #24
John O.
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

sojourner wrote: View Post
Pulse nuclear will never be politically viable near earth. Once we branch out into the solar system though, it may catch on.
Yeah but we would have to be so branched out that even testing could be done at a safe distance, if the political environment about nuclear detonations remains the way it is.

Actually I think the idea of even building warheads again, for any purpose, would be difficult to sell, in part because it involves rebuilding a lot of government infrastructure associated with nuclear arms construction and there'd be a hoopla over that.
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