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How nuclear waste could power spacecraft

• Terrence Aym
According to the European Space Agency (ESA) one of the most dangerous, toxic substances on Earth, nuclear waste, may become the future fuel for interplanetary freighters and space luxury liners. What to do with nuclear waste has been the subject of spirited debates since the first successful atomic pile (nuclear reactor) was constructed and operated in Chicago by pioneer physicists working on the U.S. government's top secret Manhattan Project during World War Two.

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Comment by James Eldridge
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Just like everything else here on planet earth, something about this will go wrong. Yeah, let's go ahead and attempt to get this stuff into outer space and just hope that there is no mistakes of having it to fall back to the planet and then what?


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