World renowned physicist Freeman Dyson’s son, George Dyson, tells the spellbinding story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft the size of the Empire State building fueled by atomic bombs with the power to destroy half of Planet Earth. The mission was to take us to Saturn in five years. With an insider’s perspective and a cache of documents -many still classified-photos and film, Dyson brings this dusty Atomic Age dream of the early 1960’s to life.
The project lives today in limbo at NASA possibly to be activated should an asteroid arrive with our name on it.
Posted by Casey Kazan.
via Project Orion Video: The Secret Story of the Atomic Spaceship -A Galaxy Classic.