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Apocalypse
11-05-2009, 08:39 AM
Russian space agency plan to build NUCLEAR space rocket



By Daily Mail Reporter (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=y&authornamef=Daily+Mail+Reporter)
Last updated at 9:11 AM on 30th October 2009


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Russia (http://explore.dailymail.co.uk/locations/countries/russia)'s space agency is planning to build a nuclear-powered spaceship for manned missions to Mars, its chief announced yesterday.


Anatoly Perminov told a government meeting on Wednesday that the preliminary design could be ready by 2012 and would take nine years and cost 363million to build.


'The implementation of this project will allow us to reach a new technological level surpassing foreign developments,' Mr Perminov said.


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Why do I see this going terribly wrong? 2012 nice year for this.

FeebMaster
11-05-2009, 08:52 AM
Why do I see this going terribly wrong?

Because people piss themselves every time they hear the word nuclear?

SarasotaRepub
11-05-2009, 08:54 AM
On Thursday he said the nuclear craft would be used for manned missions to Mars and the creation of 'planetary outposts' in comments posted on the space agency website.


Outposts??? :confused: Are they expecting visitors?? :D

Full-Auto
11-05-2009, 04:14 PM
If it were anyone other than the Russians (I still want to call them Soviets) building it, I would say "kick ass!"

But given their track record of poor designs and accidents with nuclear powered things, it's probably a disaster waiting to happen.

hampshirebrit
11-05-2009, 05:54 PM
If it were anyone other than the Russians (I still want to call them Soviets) building it, I would say "kick ass!"

But given their track record of poor designs and accidents with nuclear powered things, it's probably a disaster waiting to happen.

Yeah, they probably should call the first of these "Chernobyl 1". This is bound to end in tears.

I'd prefer to see them put some effort into figuring out how to make a good high performance car before they move onto something this ambitious.