[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Yeah, and they'll need to have a heater at the nozzle so it doesn't freeze solid from the steam as anyone that lives up north will point out. Hell if they'd get that environmental bullshit out of their brains and just realize nuclear is the best option and the waste heat can keep the electronics and batteries from freezing up also and it'll power the the entire thing and will last for years and hop and drive and everything faster and you're not like in some stupid game always scrounging for water so you can climb a mountain or travel a long distance over solid rock even where you can't dig for water. I think these guys are trying to think out of the box to much and put aside the obvious best recourse.

[–] Weakshouldfear 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I know we ruskies are just a shadow of ourselves when it comes to space technology, but our emgineers and scientists are working on nuclear powered space technology. But the funding and talent is not there...

[–] Deplorablepoetry 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Your nuclear lighthouses are fundamentally the science behind long term isolated energy production.

Never underestimate a Russian ..., they know cold empty spaces

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think you guys are doing fine myself. Hell some of the world best hackers are Russian and you guys made that plane with no wings that flies just above the water using turbulance to keep it flying so I don't think you guys are not capable. Hell you guys did have the first satallite and animal in orbit so anyone that says Russians can't handle it is ignoring history or just stupid or full of shit. Honestly I think if the arms industry and deep state hadn't been working for decades to keep hostilities and using hollywood for negative Russian propaganda if Russia and the US had a good relationship there would be much more advanced technology around now and the PC moment would have died back in the 80's like it should have. I'm not a non patriot but I am a realist and the deep state has been trying to keep a wedge between our countries since WW2 and have had crony politicians pushing that point home with fear mongering. KInd of pathetic we all fall for it. I mean the Berlin move was a dick move but after that when a more stable leader took over and the wall fell then it was time to fix shit but everyone was scared.

[–] P33psh04h 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Russia has the best EMP technology which is pretty much nuclear technology.

[–] weezkitty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The environmental concerns aren't really too big for using nuclear on spacecraft. Nuclear is the best option we have so far but it does have it's own limitations. For example: most nuclear powered spacecraft use thermoelectric devices to convert the heat to electricity and they're highly inefficient. Also, in the timescales that these spacecraft operate, even nuclear sources eventually become depleted.

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm still shocked they haven't taken what they've learned creating plasma in the colliders to create a collider with an exaust tube out the back of the spacecraft basically having a plasma drive and if the collides are any indication a very small amount of fuel smashed together should give a large reaction for propelling and nuclear can be used to control the magnetic fields and the energy used for collisions. Hell if done right it should be able to break speed records considering it can be run a constant thrust for a decent period building speed over time. Hell heliosphere in 3 to 6 month "just a wild guess" and interstellar space with a decent sized communication system and recorders and test equipment so we learn more in less than a year than in the past 40 years combined.

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

or you could run the water in the tank through a heat exchanger or just use the power to run that microwave the article talked about but with a much higher voltage than one in your home. In factories they use them to instantly cure and dry textile products immediately when they pass through the device at a yard per second so heating water that is almost standing would be easier.

[–] Fullmetal 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's not so much the nuclear waste in space that people are concerned about, but the possibility of the launch vehicle failing and spreading radioactive material over Earth.

[–] prairie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You mean use nuclear to heat the water?

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

no, well kind of but not for steam to propel jumping but to power a small generator to run electrical engines and tools and test equipment. Basically a nuclear mobile space laboratory that if built with quality in mind and just not weight will last for years. Like using carbon fiber and titanium to lighten weight not thinner aluminum or steel parts. And use over spec electrical wires and motors with super high quality copper or even gold plated copper for the windings. Might as well make something that is made to last and function at top ability for years and not skimp or allow manufacturers to skimp to have a higher profit margin and to make the specs large enough so a mil is not a big deal if someone plates something have it once ounce plating instead of a 1/10th, just go like your making it for a smart king and he must approve it or you suck up the cost yourself and no payday.

[–] ToFat2Fish 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Yea nuclear really is the way to go. I think the biggest concern is it blowing up during launch and scattering waste everywhere. Still worth the risk IMO.

[–] ShillKiller007 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Just annex part if Africa as a launch site. If it blows up, no big deal.

[–] Deplorablepoetry 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Rail guns.

No explosives.

A rail gun that can fire a freight container sized projectile, is the future of both nuclear space exploration as well as the solution to nuclear waste on earth.

Rail guns, save humanity.

Once the technology is proven to be 100% reliable, and it will, rail guns will go down as the greatest invention...ever.

[–] BlackGrapeDrank 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

considering all of the nuke tests pre ww2 to cold war, I think a tiny nuke reactor that blew up over desert is no big deal seriously.

they could easily create some package that doesnt react until in space. so if it does blow in earth atmosphere or the fall out will be limited.

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Mine to, just hold the companies that make the rocket parts criminally responsible if it blows up like that fucked up Challenger seal. If you do that they will do every test within and inch of it's life and the part will have 10X the quality and actually use the best raw materials money can buy. You have to threaten jail time to keep companies from cheaping out. I was working in a factory as a temp and they hated giving out hours unless they were really behind and they did everything as fast as possible instead of taking time to do it right though I have to say they did good testing they could have don't better like not making a part that wouldn't dent by dropping it an inch onto a table and that was steel. Sure cut the weight but use stronger steel or a high grade alloy instead.

[–] sugamari 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

alas the true steampunk generation nears

[–] Deplorablepoetry 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

“ or it could use small radiosotopic decay units to extend the potential reach “

Nuclear steam powered drones, nifty!

“ In your mind you have capacities you know

To telepath messages through the vast unknown

Please close your eyes and concentrate

With every thought you think

Upon the recitation we're about to sing

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

You've been observing our earth

And we'd like to make a contact with you

We are your friends

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary ultra emissaries

We've been observing your earth

And one night we'll make a contact with you

We are your friends

Calling occupants of interplanetary quite extraordinary craft

And please come in peace we beseech you

(Only of love we will teach you)

Our earth may never survive (So don't come we beg you)

Please interstellar policemen

Won't you give us a sign give us a sign that we've reached you

With your mind you have ability to form

And transmit thought energy far beyond the norm

You close your eyes, you concentrate, together that's the way

To send a message we declare World Contact Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

Calling occupants

Calling occupants

Calling occupants of interplanetary, anti-adversary craft

We are your friends”

[–] P33psh04h 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is awfully funny.

[–] TitDirtt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There is no such thing as a 100% energy efficient design. This is impossible.

[–] elitch2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Bwahahahahaha!

[–] Doglegwarrior 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Yep and we went to the moon too!!! Lol..i blindly believe anything nasa says the media and our goverment.

[–] RuthlessVett 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah right, this must be a joke, some sort of science satire. This would never work.

[–] SaveTheChildren 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

Outter space isn't real

[–] Goys-R-Us 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What a gas.

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