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The main goal of this scene was to create a model of "Orion" nuclear explosion powered spaceship. The concept was studied in 1950s and proven to be superior to normal chemical rockets, but it was never realised due to radioactive fallout.
Title: Super orion spaceship
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That is an awesome scene! I don't quite understand how the explosives actually push the ship, though—their "shrapnel" never seems to come in contact with it...?
Something like Orion would be very practical if built in orbit, but sadly a ship that large would be very expensive to fly up the segments.
While strange as it may seem, the Orion concept is the only concept now that we could do with current technology to get us to Saturn or Jupiter.
Good scene though.
Thats brilliant, i love that someone else knows about orion. everyone else ive ever mentioned it to seems baffled like they think im talking out my arse lol.
Not really all that well known this project. Mind you, the fact it never got built might be one of the reasons lol