Re: Nuclear Scaremongerers
"Nuclear scaremongerers are grasping at straws and spouting "what if it explodes on launch/re-entry???""
You either aren't very old or don't have a very long memory:
Of course, radioisotope generators have been used extensively, and Lewis's "technofear protest" claims are just his usual hype. I imagine that most sensible people know the risks and rewards of such kit and accept its use even if they don't like nuclear power very much.
"They're akin to the religiously-biased backwards-thinking of the world, well, right up to current times almost. I would fully support proper nuclear power for space-faring craft, especially of a propulsion-testing nature. Of course, the space cannon of Final Fantasy (the movie) fame is what people are fearing."
I don't see how you can get off calling people names and then bring up Final Fantasy, Captain Sweatpants.