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Queensly
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Will it take off?

TheLotusEater725
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Why would they name it after that song from Oklahoma?

origuy
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It would have to be built in orbit; and it would probably leave orbit under conventional thrusters. Only once it was a safe distance from the planet would it light off the first nuke.

Avias
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sounds doable

mikoyangurevich15
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What a spectacular waste of money.

The Matrix: Rebooted
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@origuy
Launching with conventional thrusters would defeat the point. The idea was to actually uses nuclear impulse to launch.

conan776
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Bang bang

tc
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Read George Dyson’s (Freeman’s son) book ‘Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957 – 1965’ for a fascinating overview of the entire project.

The 10,000 ton version would have done a 3 year round trip to one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, delivering a 1,300 ton payload and originally planned to happen in 1970. The ‘Advanced Interplanetary Ship’, as it would be called, would have 4G acceleration using 15 kiloton ‘propulsion modules’



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