Gallery: Could Nuclear Power Provide Space Colonies on The Moon (and Ma...


As Japan’s recent Fukushima disaster and the boycott of nuclear power in Germany has shown, nuclear energy is a controversial and potentially dangerous energy source. In a perfect world, nuclear reactors would be constructed far away from population centers. Somewhere really remote. Like the moon. Despite man not having been to the moon since December 1972 with the Apollo 17 mission, one scientist believes that nuclear power plants should be built on the Moon, and other neighbouring planets, to power future manned settlements.

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  1. caeman August 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

    We know how to get there. What we don’t know how to do is how to do it cheaply. The cost of reaching the moon is a political issue, not economic or technical.

  2. Hyncharas August 30, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I love that statement… “now all we’ve got to do”!

    Right now the brand new rocket technology at NASA has recently failed and they don’t know why, which means it could be over a decade before we reach the Moon again.

  3. nerva August 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Of course nuclear power can power colonies on the Moon and Mars.

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