Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space | Statement on japanese nuclear disaster
nuclear power, an energy source that must be abandoned (...) Instead there must be full implementation of safe, clean energy technologies --- which are here today.
The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in #Space has long challenged the use of atomic energy in space. The network has emphasized that there are safe alternatives to energize space devices. In recent times, NASA, at long last, has begun substituting solar energy for nuclear power in space. Indeed, in coming months NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will be launched on a five-year mission to Jupiter. It was not long ago that #NASA emphatically insisted that solar power could not substitute for nuclear beyond the orbit of #Mars. Suddenly, it now can be done.