Karl Grossman - Investigative Reporter and Professor of Journalism

Plutonium and NASA’s 1-in-960 Odds of It Being Released in a Perseverance Accident

Plutonium and NASA’s 1-in-960 Odds of It Being Released in a Perseverance Accident Posted on February 21, 2021 By Karl Grossman With all the media hoopla last week about the Perseverance rover, frequently unreported was that its energy source is plutonium—considered the most lethal of all radioactive substances—and nowhere in media that NASA projected 1-in-960… Continue reading Plutonium and NASA’s 1-in-960 Odds of It Being Released in a Perseverance Accident

Report Urges Nuclear Rockets, Lays Out “Synergies” Between NASA and Military

Report Urges Nuclear Rockets, Lays Out “Synergies” Between NASA and Military Posted on February 18, 2021 By Karl Grossman A report advocating rocket propulsion by nuclear power for U.S. missions to Mars, written by a committee packed with individuals deeply involved in nuclear power, was issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering… Continue reading Report Urges Nuclear Rockets, Lays Out “Synergies” Between NASA and Military