Remember The Challenger Disaster! Your rocket malfunctioned during lift-off and never made it into space. Of course, there are no survivors.

What's worse, you've just scattered a vaporized nuclear reactor core in the earth's atmosphere. Thousands, if not millions, of earthlings will eventually die as a result of exposure to radiation.

What goes up . . .
Impossible? NO.
Unlikely? Perhaps, but it has happened before:
In October of 1997 NASA will send the largest plutonium payload ever (72.3 pounds) furiously hurtling through the atmosphere into space aboard the spacecraft CASSINI.

Accidents will happen again. And it will be much more serious if we go ahead with plans to develop nuclear powered spacecraft (and we will).

The best laid plans of nukes in space . . .

Are You Willing to
Try Your Luck Again?