Friday, February 15, 2008

Orion: the spacecraft planned in the 1950s that could have taken men to the outter planets

George Dyson tells the amazing story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. With a priceless insider's perspective and a cache of documents, photos and film, Dyson brings this dusty Atomic Age dream to vivid life.

From the brilliant 'T.E.D.' website.


Anonymous said...

Good stuff!


Anonymous said...

Here's a BBC documentary on this ship:

Anonymous said...

Western Civ could have been a contender. But then it tried to be nice to everybody and ended up killing itself. What a waste.