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Project Bifrost: (Fission) Rockets of the Future? 148 148

astroengine writes "Researchers from Icarus Interstellar Inc. and General Propulsion Science have announced their intention to pursue the development of Nuclear Thermal Rockets and other fission-based space technologies. The aim? To revolutionize space travel, ultimately paving the way to the goal of sending a probe to another star."
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Project Bifrost: (Fission) Rockets of the Future?

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  • by maxwell demon (590494) on Saturday January 21, 2012 @06:04AM (#38772844) Journal

    I think your title was damaged by a radioactive particle.

  • by donscarletti (569232) on Saturday January 21, 2012 @10:45AM (#38773776)

    I like your style.

    I'd be like the half-qualified director of NASA and would make this rousing as hell speech "do you want to be remembered as just some ordinary guy, or as the hero who flew a nuclear powered spaceship into the sun" and all of these cynical know it all guys would be like "you dumbass, you forgot to subtract Earth's orbital velocity from the Sun's escape velocity". And you'd be the promising young mathematician would would run to the front of mission control with a stack of paper and diagrams and be like "no, we need to launch this deadly broken nuclear spaceship at the moon first", then I'd smile and puff my cigar, knowing that everything would be awesome in the end.

    I'd pay my $8 to see that movie, I really would.

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