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They don’t hide it anymore. Space travel is all about nuclear power and nuclear weapons in space.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin lands a Pentagon contract to design nuclear-powered spacecraft, Business Insider,
KATE DUFFYAPR 13, 2021, 

  • The Pentagon has awarded Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, a $2.5 million contract.
  • Blue Origin will design concepts for a nuclear-powered spacecraft.
  • It won a contract for the craft alongside Lockheed Martin and General Atomics.

The Pentagon on Monday awarded Blue Origin, the aerospace company founded by Jeff Bezos, a $2.5 million contract to design a nuclear-powered spacecraft.

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) agency also chose Lockheed Martin and General Atomics for the first phase of a program to design and build the spacecraft, it said in a statement.

Lockheed Martin got a $2.9 million contract to design a craft for the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, and General Atomics a $22.2 million one to design a small nuclear reactor to power a rocket, CNBC reported.

DARPA wants to test nuclear thermal propulsion technology, which uses a nuclear reactor in a rocket to heat up the fuel and propel the craft beyond low Earth orbit….

The agency said in the statement it wanted to try a nuclear-powered spacecraft in orbit in 2025…….. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-award-pentagon-nuclear-space-contract-darpa-2021-4?r=US&IR=T

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An insight into Japan’s contentious plans to release contaminated water

NS Energy 15th April 2021, An insight into Japan’s contentious plans to release contaminated water
from Fukushima. Japan has announced it will release more than one million
tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima
nuclear plant – a decision that hasn’t gone down well across large quarters
of the world

https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/features/fukushima-contaminated-water-plans/

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UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) endorse Jonathon Porritt’s report on Net Zero Without Nuclear

The UK & Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) warmly welcomes and
endorses a detailed report by leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt
which outlines why, in seeking to get to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions
and tackling the climate emergency, there is no need for new nuclear power
stations. Jonathon Porritt is a former Chief Executive of Friends of the
Earth and of the Sustainable Development Commission. His detailed report
published today seeks to look at an issue NFLA has been heavily involved in
for some time – can new nuclear provide any positive assistance in the
critical endeavour to mitigate and adapt to the challenge of climate
change? His ringing answer is a clear and concise ‘no’.

NFLA 15th April 2021

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The Nuclear Question: Violence Begats Violence, by Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Dorothy VanSoest talks about Nuclear Action — Rise Up Times

“The cost of building and maintaining the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, as it’s known, could swell to $264 billion over the coming decades, with much of the money going to military contractors, including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.”

The Nuclear Question: Violence Begats Violence, by Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Dorothy VanSoest talks about Nuclear Action — Rise Up Times

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