NASA Swipes Idea from Space:1999

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 18, 2008 in Science |

Space:1999 - Eagle

Now I’ll grant you that the main function of Moonbase Alpha was to look after the nuclear waste generated on Earth, but this new NASA concept of having a nuclear power station on the moon does remind one a great deal of Space:1999:

NASA Eyes Nuclear Power for Moon Base

“Nuclear power could make a comeback beyond Earth if NASA goes forward with a proposed a fission reactor in its future moon base. A fission-powered system could generate up to 40 kilowatts and give any lunar outpost enough power to supply eight houses on Earth. More importantly, astronauts will require a reliable and steady energy source on the moon and Mars.”

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