Launch of Saturn probe opposed


Cape Canaveral - Twenty-seven anti-nuclear activists were arrested on Saturday at the Cape Canaveral Air Station during a protest against NASA's plan to launch a spacecraft to Saturn carrying radioactive fuel next Monday.

Police said up to 1,200 protesters took part in the peaceful demonstration outside the gates of the air force base, where a Titan IV rocket will launch the Cassini space probe on an 11year mission to Saturn and its moons.