Presidential post-its

NPR carried a story last week about NASA’s space nuclear power efforts. The article included an interesting vignette about President Clinton’s interest in the Cassini mission and the protests of some who opposed the use of RTGs on that spacecraft:

Opponents countered with a video called “Nukes in Space”. NASA manager Reed Wilcox said that someone gave a copy to then-President Clinton while he was on vacation. It got passed down to NASA scientists with a Presidential post-it note attached saying, “Are you sure this is safe?”

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