Friday, February 15, 2008

Project Orion talk by George Dyson

Deep Space Bombardment pointed to this video of a lecture by George Dyson at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference:
Let's take a nuclear-powered rocket to Saturn. 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.