Nuclear aircraft add one more horror to the litany of air travel fears

As if flying weren’t scary enough now we could have giant airplanes full of nuclear power plants that could transport “millions” across the stratosphere.

Actually, this does make a lot of sense. Air travel has been essentially unchanged since the 1950s and any improvement over the fossil fuels currently used is long due. As for safety, ships and submarines have been using nuclear power for years without issue – you so rarely hear about nuclear explosions on the high seas anymore.

Testing with nuclear planes began in the 1950s and is being picked up by scientists in the UK and US. Nuclear is next, friends, as much as we don’t like the idea. It’s cheap, renewable, and multi-faceted, unlike dead dinosaur blood. I, for one, welcome our amazing nuclear flying robotic overlords.