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NUCLEAR POWER IN SPACE

Future Plutonium Missions

Dangerous Nukes in Space Push Returns - 4 February 2016
The Perils of Nuclear-Powered Space Flights by Karl Grossman - 29 June 2015
The Future of Nuclear Space Flights by Karl Grossman - 18 November 2014
U.S. Makes First Plutonium in 25 Years, for Spacecraft - 19 March 2013
The Push for More Spaceborne Nuclear Russian Roulette - by Karl Grossman - July 31 2012
Nukes on Mars by Karl Grossman - July 30 2012
$20M plutonium project at ORNL to support space program - March 30 2012
Russian Radioactive Space Probe Lands Back on Earth by Karl Grossman - January 15 2012
Russia Mars probe 'crashes into Pacific' - January 15 2012
Russian spacecraft turned space junk to crash soon - January 12 2012
Russia's Mars probe will crash back to Earth in January - December 16 2011
Will Mars rover Curiosity be the last of its nuclear kind? - November 25 2011
Nuclear or Solar, Where Does the Future of Space Exploration Lie? - November 24 2011
Tampa Plutonium Protest: Opponents of NASA’s Upcoming Mars Rover Plutonium Launch to Warn “Don’t Do Disney!” - November 17 2011
Update on Planned Launch of Plutonium-Fueled "Curiosity" Rover from Karl Grossman - November 17 2011
The Coming Crash of Phobos-Grunt: What if it had been carrying Plutonium? by Karl Grossman - November 13 2011
The Curiosity Mission: Nukes in Space by Karl Grossman - November 9 2011
Mission Irresponsible by Karl Grossman - July 27 2011
NASA and Nukes - a Recipe for Disaster - July 22 2011
What Could Truly End the Space Program? A Nuclear Disaster Overhead - July 21 2011
Next Plutonium Space Launch Set - July 1 2011
Fifty Years of Space Nuclear Power - June 28 2011
INL’s Plutonium-fueled Mars Hoppers headed for space? - February 9 2011
Russia To Start Work On Nuclear Space Engine Next - November 24 2010
NASA, U.S. Energy Department Would Split Cost of Restarting Pu-238 Production - February 15 2010
Russia Withholding Plutonium NASA Needs for Deep Space Exploration - December 11 2009
Nuclear Power In Space - August 15 2007
Labs look to nuke juice for space missions - February 12 2004
Boeing, Lockheed Offer NASA Two Choices for Nuclear Power - July 21 2003
Space-borne Power Generator Could One Day Power Mars Bases - July 3 2003
Groups fear NASA nuclear danger- March 15 2003
NASA says Mars Nuclear launches safe - January 25 2003
Bush Expanding Nuclear Power for Space: Threatens Planetary Ecosystem - January 2003
Space Power- September 2002
Plutonium in Space (Again!) - by Karl Grossman, Summer 2002
Space Radioisotope Power Systems - Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (249KB pdf file) - April 2002
Space Radioisotope Power Systems - Stirling Radioisotope Generator (494KB pdf file) - April 2002
NASA planning to revive nuclear power programs - February 13 2002
The Return of Space Nuclear Reactors - February 1 2002
Mission Cancellations Loom for NASA - August 5 2000
Europa Orbiter Delayed until 2010 - April 19 2000
List of Planned Future Missions
Polluting the Final Frontier
Nuclear Powered Space Missions - Past and Future
 

 
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Nuclear Rockets

SpaceX's Elon Musk predicts super heavy Mars colony launch vehicles in 10 years - 4 February 2014
Nuclear Power In Space - August 15 2007
Public Comment Time: Draft EIS for Space Radioisotope Power Systems - February 2006
Nuclear rocket testing may be revived for NASA - September 6 2005
Nuclear-reactor spacecraft poor for astronomy - August 31 2005
Fire in the Sky - July 12 2005
NASA's New Horizons Mission Final Environmental Impact Statement - June 28 2005
US resumes production of Cold War plutonium - June 28 2005
US Has Plans to Again Make Own Plutonium - June 27 2005
Nuke-lab rockets to reach for stars - June 27 2005
INL Eyes Plutonium for Powering Spacecraft - June 14 2005
Idaho could be hub for plutonium, space work - June 11 2005
NASA’s Prometheus Nuclear Propulsion Work Questioned- May 11 2005
Rep. Cynthia McKinney tries to defund nuclear rocket: help needed - May 11 2005
Project Prometheus Nuclear Rocket Budget Information - April 26 2005
NASA Space Nuclear Rocket Environmental Impact Statement - April 21 2005
NASA's Prometheus: Fire, Smoke and Mirrors - April 6 2005
National Environmental Policy Act Development of Nuclear Reactors for Space Electric Power Applications - March 30 2005
Hearing set tonight on nuclear Pluto mission - March 29 2005
The Case Against the Plutonium Space Race - March 16 2005
Prometheus looks to nuke future - March 8 2005
Russia Suggests International Nuclear Project to Conquer Outer Space - March 2 2005
2009 Mars Rover will be Nuclear Powered - December 14 2004
Prometheus Pre-empted? New Nuclear Fission Missions Evaluated - December 10 2004
NASA Goes Nuclear - Signs DOE Agreement - August 7 2004
NASA Signs Space Nuclear Power Agreement With Department Of Energy - August 5 2004
Space programs out, cemeteries in as war-time US budget axe falls - July 21 2004
No to nukes in orbit. Space travel is too risky to expand the use of nuclear power into the heavens - February 26 2004
Labs look to nuke juice for space missions - February 12 2004
Nuke drive touted for Mars - February 11 2004
Los Alamos Hopes To Lead New Era Of Nuclear Space Tranportion With Jovian Mission - February 11 2004
Bush Launches a Dangerous Space Policy - January 2004
Bush Plays With Fire: Launching a Dangerous Space Policy - January 2004
Sierra Club's 'Project Prometheus' Interview with Keystone Center (pdf file) - January 19 2004
Nuclear power may get us to Mars faster - January 17 2004
Ion Engine Design Passes Key Test- December 30 2003
NASA Successfully Tests Ion Engine- November 24 2003
Nuclear-Powered Spacecraft Is Proposed for Voyage to Jupiter - December 16 2003
Boeing Selects Leader for Nuclear Space Systems Program - September 25 2003
Boeing-Led Team to Study Nuclear-Powered Space Systems - August 1 2003
Boeing, Lockheed Offer NASA Two Choices for Nuclear Power - July 21 2003
NASA nuclear orbiter to search for oceans on 3 Jupiter moons - June 11 2003
Prometheus: Lighting NASA's Nuclear Fire - April 23 2003
NASA'S Nuclear Prometheus Project Viewed as Major Paradigm Shift - March 7 2003
Nuclear-Powered Spacecraft Plan Feared - February 4 2003
Space Radioisotope Power Systems - The Technology and Applications (183KB pdf file) - February 2003
Will There Be A Nuclear Space Race Between America And China - January 28 2003
Nuclear Power In Space And The Impact On Earth's Ecosystem - January 27 2003
NASA to go nuclear - January 22 2003
Oh man! Look at those spacemen go ... - January 18 2003
White House Go-Ahead ON NASA Nuclear Prometheus Project - January 17 2003
NASA Sets Its Sights on Nuclear Space Rocket - January 17 2003
Bush Expanding Nuclear Power for Space - January 2003
Space Power - September 2002
Advanced Propulsion - September 16 2002
Plutonium in Space (Again!) - by Karl Grossman, Summer 2002
NASA planning to revive nuclear power programs - February 13 2002
NASA Seeks $1 Billion for Nuclear Propulsion Plan - February 7 2002
The Return of Space Nuclear Reactors - February 1 2002
NASA considers nuclear boosters for space rockets - July 5 2001
From Earth To Mars In As Little As Two Weeks? - January 1 2001
Marshall scientists look for cheaper way of going into space - October 20 2000
Nuclear Power: The Future of Spaceflight? - July 22 2000
Polluting the Final Frontier
Nukes in Space are a serious threat to us all
Will Nuclear Power Put Humans On Mars? - May 21 2000
Nuclear-powered Probes In the Plans for Mars - Mar 8 2000
Researchers push nuclear power for Manned Mars trips - Dec 1999
Nuclear Powered Space Missions - Past and Future by Regina Hagen
Nuclear Rocket to Mars Making Comeback - 2/10/97
Audit Report on Timber Wind (1.96MB PDF file) - 16/12/92

 
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Cassini Fly-By Mission

Assange Covered Space Nukes Protest
Cassini Mission Status - May 16 2002
The Fallout from Cassini
Heroics no more
Too much to take in
The Force behind Cassini
- June 12 Reports
Florida protest
A bad seed
Statement to UN
The Solar Alternatives
Q&A on Solar Alternatives
US Shirks liability issue on Cassini
NASA Misleads the World
No Cassini Fly-By Action

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Pluto-Kuiper Mission


Could NASA Get to Pluto Faster by Thinking Nuclear? - January 30 2006
Safety officials relived at launch - January 20 2006
Pluto New Horizons launch journal - January 2006
Press site warning for nuke safety - January 19 2006
NASA ready for the worst - January 17 2006
Anti-Nuke Activists Protest Pluto Mission - January 16 2006
Nuclear Powers NASA Visions - January 16 2006
New Horizons in Space, New Lows in Government - January 16 2006
NASA Debates Public Safety Of Pluto Launch - January 10 2006
Three dozen protest Pluto probe - January 8 2006
Activists hope to derail launch - January 7 2006
Protest New Horizons Launch - January 7 2006
Contact NASA: No Plutonium Launch - Cancel New Horizons - November 2 2005
Atlas fuel tank to be inspected in January for Pluto mission - December 20 2005
Pluto probe a bit closer to liftoff - December 18 2005
Plutonium Launch Accident could have Global Implications - December 12 2005
Union tells NASA to halt work on Pluto spacecraft - December 6 2005
Makng too little of plutonium - December 4 2005
Pluto Mission Comes With Risk - December 4 2005
Readers Discuss New Horizons Launch - December 4 2005
Remote Pluto getting its day in the sun - December 4 2005
Scientists take precautions with battery - December 4 2005
Boeing delivers stage for Pluto flight - December 1 2005
Boeing strikers staying put - November 23 2005
Non-union crew to finish Boeing booster - November 4 2005
Hearing set tonight on nuclear Pluto mission - March 29 2005
Public Hearings Set for Pluto Mission- March 22 2005
New Horizons Set To Launch With Minimum Amount of Plutonium- October 4 2004
NASA's Pluto Probe to be Delayed or Make Due With Less Power- August 6 2004
Pluto-Kuiper Mission Moves Ahead - April 11 2003
Race Against Time: Long Road to Pluto and Why We're Going - February 27 2003
Pluto mission gets green light at last - February 26 2003
Reminder of Notice of Reopening Public Comment Period for NASA Pluto-Kuiper Belt Plutonium Space Mission - July 18 2002
Federal Register Vol 67 No 120 - Dept of Energy Scoping Meetings for RTG Relocation EA - Notice of Extension of Comment Period - June 21 2002
Notice of Reopening Public Comment Period for NASA Pluto-Kuiper Belt Plutonium Space Mission - June 20 2002
Scoping Meetings for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Relocation EA - June 18 2002
Federal Register Vol 67 No 111 - National Environmental Policy Act Reopening of Scoping Period - June 10 2002
Federal Register Vol 67 No 105 - Dept of Energy Scoping Meetings for RTG Relocation EA - Notice of Intent - May 31 2002
NASA Takes Two Hundred Year Rain Check On Pluto - October 19 2000
NASA Stops Work on Mission to Mysterious Pluto - September 22 2000
Pluto-Kuiper Mission - November 14 1998
 

 
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Past Nuclear Space Accidents

Nuclear incidents in space - March 15 2003
Nuclear Powered Space Missions - Past and Future
Effects of Plutonium Contamination
"No Safe Dose for Plutonium Radiation"

 
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Solar Options for Space Missions

Stardust Sets Solar-Powered Record - 19 April 2002
DoD's Flirtation with Nuclear Powered Satellites Ends - 2 March 2001
Setting Sail for the Stars - 28 June 2000
Breakthrough in SOlar Sail Technology - 2 March 2000
The Planetary Society Solar Sail Project
Options for Cassini
Questions and Answers

 
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TOXIC ROCKET POLLUTION

 

Perchlorates: Report on Widespread Rocket Fuel Pollution in Nation's Food and Water - November 3 2006
State's Drinking Water Goal For Perchlorate Consistent With Findings Of Major Federal Study - April 1 2005
Thiokol's handling of lab fire improper, health officials say - March 4 2005
Study Finds Toxic Chemical in Nursing Moms' Milk - February 23 2005
Illness Linked to Rocket Station - January 13 2005
National Academy of Sciences report reignites debate on danger of perchlorate - January 12 2005
Chemical in drinking water safer than EPA feared - January 12 2005
Bush proposal cuts critical habitat - December 2 2004
Rocket Fuel Chemical Found in Lettuce From Ariz., Organic Milk From Md., Spring Water - November 30 2004
Kwajalein at risk -- environmental impact due to toxin perchlorate - July 28 2004
Senate committee approves $4 million for Cal perchlorate clean-up - June 22 2004
Pentagon again delays perchlorate information - June 4 2004
Range Report-Clean air, H20 encroach on 'military readiness' - April 3 2004
TCE Cleanup at Kansas Missile Silo - March 31 2004
NRDC Sues EPA on Perchlorate - March 25 2004
Perchlorate Regulations - January 28 2004
Federal tests find perchlorate in food - November 22 2003
Health threat of rocket fuel debated - October 29 2003
Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion - September 21 2003
Toxic Rocket Fuel Found in Milk Samples From Texas Supermarket - September 19 2003
California perchlorate disclosure vote - September 13 2003
Keep perchlorate on the front burner - August 26 2003
Titan 4B leaks toxic rocket propellant - August 12 2003
Calif. City in Eye Of Perchlorate Pollution Storm - August 11 2003
Blast at rocket-fuel plant leads firm to put on brakes - August 9 2003
Scientists tracking perchlorate pollution - August 4 2003
Fire on the Mountain - June 13 2003
Perchlorate find at Bermite site astounds city officials - June 4 2003
Study finds Rocket Fuel in Lettuce - April 29 2003
Toxic chemical found beneath Rocketdyne lab - April 11 2003
Questions about chemical contaminants at Edwards AFB - March 2003
Colorado River Taint Worries Some Officials - February 4 2003
Rocket fuel pollution strains water supplies, prompts health fears - January 5 2003
Perchlorate in Lettuce - a new report from EWG - December 29 2002
Cancer claims against Rocketdyne can go to trial - December 27 2002
Percholate Runoff Flows to Water Supply of Millions - December 16 2002
Cancer claims against Rocketdyne can go to trial - November 27 2002
Radioactive waste sent to landfills - April 10 2002
Military still fuels Colorado Springs local engine - April 1 2002

 
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