In their mission to continue the public subsidy of their products, the rocket and nuclear power executives are putting people around the world at risk. As we know, these space shots are unreliable (and they also chew up another chunk of the ozone layer with their exhaust), and if the Prometheus Project continues, they will be carrying loads of plutonium that will rain down on the earth during another explosion. In fact, the Challenger was scheduled to have several pounds of plutonium on board during the launch that would've followed its explosion.
Our space program has received an endless wave of good publicity - Boeing and Lockheed fund think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, NPR chit-chats with astronauts in space, and movies like "The Right Stuff" and the Tom Hanks film put the best spin possible on this wasteful and environmentally appalling effort to do god knows what in space (much of what's being done at NASA is classified military projects violating various treaties).
Reading this important book reminds one of the Bob Marley verse from his song "So Much Trouble in the World" - See men sailing on an ego trip/Blast off on a space ship/A million miles from reality/No care for you, no care for me.
Bravo to Mr. Grossman for puncturing the endless romanticization of this reckless project.
Grossman does additional important work through his tv project, EnviroVideo.
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The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program's Nuclear Threat to Our Planet Hardcover – 1 August 1997
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- Publisher : Common Courage Pr (1 August 1997)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 270 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1567511252
- ISBN-13 : 978-1567511253
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 2.54 x 20.32 cm
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