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Monday, August 18, 2003



Russia: Nuclear Power Plant on Mars by 2030

Russian scientists have announced that they plan to have a nuclear power plant up and running on the surface of Mars by 2030. Experts are sceptical, but Russia's Nuclear Energy Ministry claims it can be accomplished with existing technical designs. The problem is how to transport the construction materials (and construct them) 150 million miles away. The agency says a crew would build the station and and a research base for future missions. The reactor would provide energy for future manned missions of six engineers. Thanks to Ackar of the forum for the heads-up on this breaking news.

(More info: BBC.co.uk)


- posted by Alex @ 21:20 EST