Introduction to Dr. Richard G. Cuddihy -- February 26th, 2001

To: NKS subscribers
From: Russell Hoffman
Re: A passionate person
Date: February 26th, 2001

Dear Subscribers, Cassini leaders:

Recently I received the email shown below (item #1). I visited Dr. Cuddihy's web site and captured the front page, which is also shown below (item #2).

The Internet is a wonderful thing for connecting each of us to each other, and Dr. Cuddihy's comments about the Stop Cassini web site are deeply appreciated.

Here's the page at for Dr. Cuddihy's book. It sounds like a "must have" for anyone interested in the history of the lies being told to an unsuspecting public about nukes in space by NASA and their cohorts to get the pro-nuclear madhouse we call Washington to vote time-and-again for this garbage. That is, for those who opposed Cassini. :

I'm ordering my copy today.


Russell Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
California, USA

Item #1:

From: "Roberta Cuddihy"
Subject: Cassini
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:27:08 -0700

My name is Richard G. Cuddihy and I am a retired scientist who is a passionate opponent of NASA's use of plutonium aboard space shuttles. I have just viewed your web site on Cassini. I was a member of the NASA Safety Review Panel for the Galileo Space Mission and was called the "lone dissenter" by Time Magazine because of my opposition to the safety of the space flight. I had a stroke in 1988 but I still made my voice heard on this topic in spite of severe aphasia. I am better today and know how vital it is for the American people to know the truth.

My recently published book is entitled, "Merry-Go-Sorry" and it details my work as a plutonium expert and environmental scientist. My web site is Perhaps you will want to include my book on your web site, or link to my web site as further agreement with your views. I will await your reply.

Thank you.

Richard G. Cuddihy

End of Item #1

Item #2: From:

[]Brand new book by internationally known scientist and stroke survivor, Richard G. Cuddihy. Dr. Cuddihy is a passionate advocate for stroke survivors and a passionate opponent of the use of plutonium aboard space shuttles. Published July, 2000. 150 pages, soft cover. ISBN 1-880047-68-3.

Living through my stroke has been a difficult journey. Perhaps you have recently had a stroke or someone you are close to has, and that may be why you'll want to read this book. My wish is that my story will bring you hope to continue your difficult healing journey, for the tragedy of a stroke can become a true gift in disguise. Before I had my stroke, as part of my employment, I began working with different radioactive isotopes to measure the biological effects caused by each individual element, plutonium was one of these elements. The Interagency Nuclear Safety Panel supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration contacted me in 1984 to participate in the nuclear safety review for Galileo, a plutonium-powered space vehicle. The work with plutonium was general in character at first, but it became more difficult as time went by.

In the middle of this confusion, I had a major stroke. These were the most grueling days of my life for the stroke took away my ability to communicate, my work, my mobility, and this led to a very serious depression. Life's focus then became my rehabilitation. Every day I was in speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Three times a week I spent time in the pool to learn how to swim once more. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Safety Evaluation Report on the Galileo plutonium vehicle, came upon me unexpectedly, motivating my recovery and giving me more determination then ever to discuss the true meaning of plutonium power in outer space. After several trying attempts with NASA, I wrote President George Bush, to convince him to delay the launch date at least until the report was completed. I had hoped to get some response, and I did. A panel was selected to meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico about this matter. Although we did not come to an agreement, I did get the feeling that the scientists understood the seriousness of a potential plutonium accident. Ulysses and Cassini were next among the plutonium powered satellites and there was much objection. The American public must demand further of this practice because generations of people will be affected if an accident occurs. Then, it all came tumbling when my daughter, Karen, died. Oh, what a sad time it has been for my wife and me, her family and all of her friends! It even made my conviction on plutonium pale. So begins my story and the incredible path my life has taken.


[ The Book | The Author | Links | Order | Email ]

visits since
Oct. 1, 2000:
Last Modified: February 8, 2001
Designed and Maintained by: Kevin Mauldin All content 2001 Cuddihy Enterprises, LLC

End of Item #2



This web page has been presented on the World Wide Web by:

The Animated Software Company
Mail to:
First posted April, 2001.

Last modified April, 2001.

Webwiz: Russell D. Hoffman