U.S. decides against making crash-prone drones run on nukes

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's 1,000 pounds of fissionable nuclear material falling this way!


"The research on this topic was highly theoretical and very conceptual. The work only resulted in a preliminary feasibility study and no hardware was ever built or tested. The project has ended."

The project ended in 2009, which is a good thing.

The Sentinel didn't go down until two years later. It would have been a shame if it had taken Sandia's new power plant with it.

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