View Full Version : NASA May Have to Revamp Science Plans Without RTGs

2009-Aug-10, 03:40 PM
As if things weren't tight enough at NASA, now the US House and Senate have decided to cut the funding to restart production of plutonium-238 (Pu-238), the power source for many of NASA's robotic spacecraft. Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, only the US Department of Energy is allowed to possess, use and [...]

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2009-Aug-10, 07:30 PM
Appalling. I won't express my true bureaucratic feelings...goes right in there with the live baby they put in a casket for the parents in Paraguay today.

2009-Aug-11, 04:50 AM
Frank Zappa was right, human stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe.