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Nuclear pulse propulsion

  1. May 29, 2015 #1
    Hello, my name is Alexander Radchik and I have always wanted to be an atomic play boy.
    Given the lack of easily obtainable fissile material I have had humble myself to the theoretical use bombs for things that make sense. Regarding my query, I have 2 questions.
    1) could a reusable nuclear pulse propelled craft be made, why, why not?
    2) explain what you think would be the maximum sustained fall out
    Thank you
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  3. May 29, 2015 #2


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    One is describing a system similar to Project Orion - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)

    Fallout would depend on yield. The concept is not take seriously, and the deployment of nuclear weapons in space is effectively banned.
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