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This is a very wild idea to me and I don’t think that many people would get behind the idea of an aircraft powered by a conventional nuclear reactor. However, if it were a new kind of nuclear energy that produces little radiation the support for a massive aircraft powered by a reactor using low energy nuclear reaction or LENR technology might make such an aircraft possible. LENR has been researched for decades and according to NASA Langley energy expert Joe Zawodny experimental evidence has proven LENR might be an extremely clean energy source.


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Wouldnt the sheer size and wright makes this almost impossible to build and keep it im the sky?
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If they make one and it crashes, I hope im not anywhere near it haha
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I would like to see the airport for it to land,this doesnt seem like a good idea think of the consequences if it crashes.
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While a TON of questions and concerns come to my mind...

I can't stop thinking about this thing taking off or landing. And how big would it'd runway have to be??
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If they make one and it crashes, I hope im not anywhere near it haha
lol i never taught about that...the sheer size of it, it will take out many city blocks!!!
    
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I would like to see the airport for it to land,this its a bad idea think of the consequences if it crashes.
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So basically they want a clean-nuclear, or cold fusion powered plane? I won't hold my breath that they will get cold fusion working, or that contained in most of my lifetime.

The thought in the 1950/60's was that big aircraft could be nuclear powered; the thought died quickly though after realizing they needed several feet of lead to protect the crew, and that plane crashes are common, and could dump lots of radioactive material all over the place. I wonder what nuclear reaction they are thinking of that can operate without shielding, or radioactive material?
    
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Arkbird much? Damn.
 
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i know right, must have horrible blind spots!!!
    
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It looks ridiculous.
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