Re: Anti Zeppelin systems

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 20:53:18 MDT

Gryphin wrote:
> At 01:10 PM 7/26/2000 -0400, you wrote:
> >Charlie Stross wrote:
> >
> >
> >Do you have the slightest idea of how batshit the greenies would go if we
> >started testing neutron bombs in space???
> hell, NASA can't even mention the word 'nuclear' in a press conference about
> new propulsion systems without 5,000 greenies picketing JPL.
> personally tho, i see nuclear power being the only way we'll see people on
> mars or anything
> worthwhile on the moon in our lifetimes, that and private sector work on
> the problem, NASA
> just can't get enough speed on it due to the gov ball and chain.

I feel the same way. I wouldn't mind atall if we built a nice big Orion
the size of an aircraft carrier out in the Nevada desert, an let it off.
Talk about a space station. You'd never need to launch an unmanned
rocket ever again, and what a base to start building your skyhook from.

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