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2001: All Things related to 2001: A Space Odyssey Film
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:34:41 PM »
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Discovery using a Orion nuclear pulse drive

During the early design phase of 2001 : A Space Odyssey, the idea was floated that the ship's nuclear propulsion should be somewhat more explcit than what eventually made it onto the silver screen. Specifically, the ship would have had an Orion nuclear pulse drive, probelling itself by detonating nuclear warheads (a.k.a. "pulse units") a few hundred meters behind it. There's a detailed write-up on my blog.






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Re: 2001: Discovery using a Orion nuclear pulse drive
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 12:04:25 AM »
Very plausible

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Re: 2001: Discovery using a Orion nuclear pulse drive
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 02:38:27 AM »
I recently read a good book on the Orion concept - very interesting:

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Re: 2001: Discovery using a Orion nuclear pulse drive
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 09:47:05 AM »
One of Robert Forward's more interesting efforts.  I would have loved to have seen that properly portrayed on the big screen (of course, Hollywood and "accurate portrayal" are almost completely opposite terms, but...).

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Re: 2001: Discovery using a Orion nuclear pulse drive
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 11:31:10 AM »
Forward? Orion wasn't one of his, that was Ulam and Everett's concept developed by Ted Taylor and Freeman Dyson et al.
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Re: 2001: Discovery using a Orion nuclear pulse drive
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 12:07:07 PM »
*slaps forehead* Oops, begging y'all's pardon, I did mis-remember what name was associated with Orion.

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Re: 2001: All Things related to 2001
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 10:13:52 PM »
Now this is cool. Click on image to enlarge.



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Re: 2001: All Things related to 2001: A Space Odyssey Film
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 02:20:39 AM »
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Re: 2001: All Things related to 2001: A Space Odyssey Film
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 04:10:45 AM »
Aries trans-lunar shuttle. Space Station V has two docking bays on either side of the rotational axis of the station. We did not see the lunar shuttle side in the movie.



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Re: 2001: All Things related to 2001: A Space Odyssey Film
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 09:43:49 AM »
More fan art. Click to enlarge.

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Re: 2001: All Things related to 2001: A Space Odyssey Film
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 02:57:39 AM »
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