I admit before even posting, that i have no formal qualifications at all regarding any form of Science.. I am just a person with a very keen interest in various fields and eager to learn the answers!! Im aware that this question might have been answered elsewhere, but my Question is Simple: Can a Nuclear Detonation be Channeled for the Purposes of Space flight Propulsion? If i may expand on the idea i had in my head.. The idea was to "Channel" the detonation through a series of Magnetically charged tubes to "Vent" the Heat discharge (forgive the wrong terminology) via a thruster. The thought i have, is that albeit it being temporary.. it would generate enough thrust to maneuver a decent sized ship. If this would not stand, may i ask someone to explain to me why?