24 July 2006

A quieter Orion?

It seems that NASA have chosen the code-name Orion for their next round of Lunar missions.

This one appears to be a good deal quieter than the original Orion project, which was a thundering great nuclear-detonation-powered rocket (also starring in Larry Niven’s excellent SciFi book Footfall defending Earth against the attacking “Fithp”).

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