Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Project Prometheus

Nasa to go nuclear

"President Bush is set to endorse using nuclear power to explore Mars and open up the outer Solar System."
Finally something Bush is pushing for that I can get behind. Thank you, Mr. President.

Even if the Nuclear-powered Prometheus doesn't get very far, at least it opens up the mindset for manned extra-orbital space exploration once more, after 20+ years.

Memo to the BBC, though. "NASA" is an acronym. It's not a word spelled "Nasa"... Oh, and I wonder if, when Bush announces this formally at the State of the Union address (as expected), he'll pronounce it "nucular"? Take a shot if he does - it's fun!

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