Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:23:54 -0700

From: "Russell 'Ace' Hoffman" <>
Subject: NASA's nutty nuclear ambitions continue unabated

September 29th, 2006

Dear Readers,

NASA needs to hear from you on this newest nuclear mission.  They talk only about the RTG they plan to put on board the mission, but there are probably going to be dozens of RHUs on board, as well, which each contain millions of potentially lethal doses of plutonium (the RTG will contain hundreds of billions of lethal doses of plutonium).

The loss of even a small fraction of this plutonium in an accident could condemn millions of people around the planet to painful cancers and leukemias, deformities, and other diseases for many generations to come.

Furthermore, the Air Force probably uses RTGs for spy satellites -- the entire nuclear space industry MUST cease operation immediately!


"Ace" Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

Letter to NASA:

To:  NASA ( ):

Please accept these comments as directed to you and, to summarize (since I know few or even perhaps none of you will ever read them), being decidedly AGAINST your continued murder of children and other living things by your arrogant and unnecessary use of plutonium for power.


"Ace" Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

Letter to Chris Kridler, Florida Today:

cc: "NASA comments" <>, "Karl Grossman" <>

September 29th, 2006

Dear Chris Kridler,

NASA announced that meeting, as far as I know, about two days before it occurred, so no wonder people like me (who lives about 3,000 miles away) didn't happen to be there.

NASA's RTG's are incredibly dangerous.  They twist their accidents into successes, when in fact, the plutonium they have already released has killed, and continues to kill, human beings throughout the planet.

One estimate I heard is that as many as a million people could be condemned to die, or have died already, from ONE previous NASA Pu failure (Gofman).  Another estimate, by a pro-nuker, is that males in the Northern Hemisphere piss out about a million atoms of Pu every day from that one accident.  NASA misunderstands totally, the dangers of the radioactive aerosol fumes their accidents create.

And sure, they now have containments for the Pu, they didn't used to.  But these containments are paper-thin and not really all that good.  There are numerous accident scenarios where they will breach.  Furthermore they reduce the efficiency of the devices, requiring carrying MORE Pu for the same mission!  So an accident with, say, a 10% release of 25 pounds (total) of Pu can be as bad as a full release of a much smaller quantity of Pu, which was delivering the exact same electrical output!  (The release amount in the 1964 accident was 2.1 pounds.)

No one at NASA cares to truly understand the dangers of low level radiation, or to accept their (NASA's) true accident rates.  Anyone in the organization who does grasp the truth is ostracized and outed as soon as possible.  Question the faith that LLR might not even be good for you ("Hormesis," the fallacy that LLR has beneficial side-effects) and you will never even get in, let alone, advance, in today's nuclear NASA.

These people are part of a closed society of dangerous, closed-minded "scientists" who are hoodwinking the American public and who are guilty of premeditated random murder, infanticide, and even genocide.

The media has a duty to learn the truth rather than parrot NASA's blanketly-false assertions such as "the risk from the mission would be low".  As NASA looks for life on Mars, they don't just "risk" life on Earth.  They condemn it, because as surely as day follows night, accidents happen when dangerous activities are repeated ad nauseam.


"Ace" Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

Please visit these additional web sites (all created by "Ace" Hoffman):

POISON FIRE USA:  An animated history of major nuclear activities in the continental United States, including over 1500 data points, accurately placed in time and space:

How does a nuclear power plant work?  Animations of PWRs and BWRs, praised by BOTH pro-nuker and anti-nuke experts for their technical accuracy:

Internet Glossary of Nuclear Terminology / "The Demon Hot Atom," a look at the history of nuclear power:

NO NUKES IN SPACE (what was on board Columbia?):
or try:

SCE Memo / One Bad Day At San Onofre (roll mouse over ONE BAD DAY and leave it there for a minute or two to watch an animation of several disastrous events take place at San Onofre):


STOP CASSINI web site:

List of every nuclear power plant in America, with history, activist orgs,
specs, etc.:

List of ~300 books and videos about nuclear issues in my collection
(donations welcome!):

Learn about The Effects of Nuclear War here:

Depleted Uranium: The Malignant Bullet:

Selected Pump Animations with full frame control:

Tritium Explained (why "Low Level Radiation" can be disproportionately harmful):

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September 28, 2006


Opportunity comes knocking. In this photo taken this
week by Mars rover Opportunity, the rover reaches the rim of
Victoria Crater in Mars' Meridiani Planum region with an 85-foot
drive during the rover's 951st Martian day. NASA

Care to comment?
The public may submit comments by Oct. 23 on the draft
environmental impact statement by sending mail to: Mark R. Dahl,
Mail Suite 3X63, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC
20546-0001, or e-mail
Read the statement here:

COCOA - A power generator that uses plutonium dioxide would give
a 2009 Mars rover more freedom to explore questions about life
and water on the red planet, NASA officials said in a hearing

In two sessions at the Florida Solar Energy Center on Wednesday,
they gave the public a chance to comment on a draft statement on
the potential dangers of a launch accident. The Mars Science
Laboratory would ride a Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket from Cape

Less than a half percent of launches would have the potential to
release radiological material, they said.

"The risks from this mission would be low," said Mark Dahl, NASA
program executive for the mission.

They received only one comment during the afternoon session,
from engineering consultant John Martin of Indialantic.

"This thing seems to be super safe as far as actually releasing
any kind of radiation," he said. "I hardly see any possibility."

Engineers and scientists want to use the generator, instead of
solar power, so the roving laboratory can go to areas where
there might be less sunlight and more slopes to climb.

Otherwise, the mission would be limited to a narrow latitude
band on Mars.

"That certainly would limit us fairly significantly in being
able to pick a very scientifically interesting site," said
project manager Richard Cook of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in

"I feel comfortable when we go through these kind of things,"
Brevard County emergency management chief Bob Lay said. "I would
not feel comfortable if we didn't do this. This lets me see what
kinds of problems it might present for the county and then to
look at those kinds of problems and address those problems with
some of the people here that are leaders in this field in the

The rovers now on Mars are about the size of golf carts. The
Mars Science Laboratory will be closer to Mini Cooper size, Cook

"It's just taking a step forward, not only scientifically, but
technically," Cook said.

It will include instruments that can identify chemicals that
form the basis of life.

"We want to understand if Mars has these chemicals present that
life seems to need and makes use of," said deputy project
scientist Ashwin Vasavada.

The craft would launch in fall 2009 and arrive at Mars in 10 to
12 months. It would be the first to use a Skycrane landing
system, in which a flying descent module lowers the rover to the
surface with wires.

The twin rovers, meanwhile, are still exploring, long after
their early 2004 arrival at Mars. Wednesday, Opportunity made it
to the highly anticipated Victoria Crater after a nearly
two-year quest.

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