Why Does NASA Need Abundant Water in Space? Nuclear Rockets
Mr. Obama in a Twitter town hall at the White House /2011/07/06/ *said that:
“[W]e’ve set a goal to– let’s ultimately get to Mars, A good pit stop is an asteroid…“
Mr. Obama, gave the world a Riddle, and most of the people in the Press let it pass unanswered.
What is a Pit Stop?
A PLACE to REFUEL!
The biggest problem with Space Exploration is the fuel to get “Cargo/ Pounds” in orbit.
“in the order of 1000 to 1 ratio, fuel to cargo.”
You have been told: “the combustion of oxygen and hydrogen is the most effective rocket fuel.” That is half true. There is a second that is equal to the oxygen/hydrogen fuel: Nuclear rockets! We use a form of that technology in aircraft carriers, icebreakers, and Three Mile Island. The concept is simple, place enough nuclear fuel together, the mass will heat up. That heat will vaporize volatile materials in so doing creating pressure/ propellant. Examples of volatile materials are Hydrogen (H), carbon dioxide (CO2), potassium (K), sodium (Na), tin (Sn), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and water (H2O) which is the easiest to acquire.
A proven nuclear water steam rocket system (KIWI B4-1965 and KIWI TNT -1965) developed in the mid-1960. A nuclear water steam propulsion system with thrust out puts which can be designed to exceed that of the Space Shuttle liquid Hydrogen oxygen rocket engines.These nuclear engines are much cheaper to operate because there is no need to break the bond of the water molecule to then reform that bond in an explosive combustion. Just inject the solid water ice into the chamber containing “the super-hot nuclear pile”. This nuclear heated steam system is also cheaper because, the propellant can be stored in solid form there is no need for expensive pressurized containers.
Stine G. Harry, Rockets” Colliers, V 20, P 127-129, http://www.nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/nasaNAS~5~5~24334~127719:Nuclear-Rocket-Engine-Being-Transpo
NASA wants to refuel its rockets in space at a “zero to one ratio.” However, Obama has been told by NASA, that it hopes to find an abundant source of one of these materials on asteroids. However, frozen water is the preferred substantial. That is why NASA unhappily spent millions to drill two virtually dry holes
1. There is very little water that is easily available on the Moon, so NASA says “don’t bother with stopping there.” http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/prelim_water_results.html
2. The Deep Impact Mission’s copper Impactor found comet Temple to be a dry rock, covered with less than ¼ inch of light snow. http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2005/pr200523.html
The reason NASA’s Manned Missions out of Earth orbit is On Hold?
The lack of abundant WATER ICE in Space.
Link to NASA’s last hope for WATER, NASA’s mission to an asteroid.
Details in Locked Gates by Howard West