Stop all plans to use nuclear power in space - use solar power
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We’ve known for years that the nuclear industry has taken control of the seats at the NASA and Department of Energy (DOE) planning committees that decide whether solar or nuclear power will be used on space missions.
The nuclear industry views space as a new market for their deadly product. Nuclear generators on space missions, nuclear-powered mining colonies on Mars and other planetary bodies and even nuclear reactors on rockets to Mars are being sought. Thus there are many opportunities for things to go wrong. Recent launch failures at Cape Canaveral well illustrate that point.
Over the years, inside the DOE labs, hundreds of workers have been contaminated while fabricating space nuclear devices. It is not just some theoretical chance of a space launch accident that we are concerned about. We oppose the entire space nuclear power production process. It’s all dangerous!
Just like here on Earth there is a tug-of-war going on between those who wish to promote life-giving solar power and those who want nukes - that same battle for nuclear domination is being taken into the heavens by an industry that wants more profit—no matter the consequences.
Help the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space build public support to show NASA, Congress, and the nuclear industry that a growing global constituency opposes the risky and unnecessary nukes in space program. See www.space4peace.org and http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/29/the-perils-of-nuclear-powered-space-flights/
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