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Originally posted by Just Chris
Personally I think it's a bad idea.
I can just picture this:
2022: US Orion Spaceship sets off and gets as far as the edge of the solar system,
During that next 10 years or so some new exotic propulsion system is developed and another team are sent out and reach them in about 20 days.....
US Orion Spaceship Mark II tells Mark I: "You can go home now we've got it from here"
Originally posted by MysterX
I've often thought that Chris :-)
Set out on a hundred year generational starship...sit in a cramped ship for 70 years or so, only to be met by another more advanced ship that set off to catch you 20 minutes earlier...oh...dear.
Originally posted by Druscilla
When I first saw ORION, as I always do, I first thought of the nuclear bomb detonation pulse propulsion covered under Project Orion
How would you like to go for a ride on one of THOSE?
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
You'd never have to worry about tailgate drivers in space with a propulsion system like that.
I do not understand. I think I'm missing something. USA (and EU?) are in massive debt. BUT, we have the money for space exploration. Now don't get me wrong, I believe space has to be explored. We should explore the entire earth first, imo.
Originally posted by themadnut
reply to post by Imtor
But if you realised the distance from here to Mars, you will see that perhaps Mars is a deep space destination.