Orion Nuclear Pulse Rocket simulation

Seems legit.

At around 19 minutes, he mods it into a nuclear pulse airplane.

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10 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    I wonder if there's a much geekier (and more SFW) version of Rule 34, that; if some aerospace engineer has thought up some crazy scheme of reaching space, then someone has made it in KSP?

    Also: installing now.

  2. Pavel Lishin says:

    Were those wings, uh, supposed to come off?

    I guess it doesn't matter when you've got an exploding nuke kicking you in the ass.

  3. deathdrone says:

    I watched the whole thing. No idea what he was talking about but I could listen to that guy talk all day.

    • cd says:

      He's done a whole lot of KSP videos. And has an ongoing series of videos of him playing "Papers, Please", an East Bloc Cold War border crossing simulator.

  4. crowding says:

    Having flashbacks to an old game. Does Kerbal Space model relativistic time dilation and interstellar space too?

    • Ru says:

      No relativity or notion of lightspeed. Don't think they're planning on it either; its a bit of a leap from semi-realistic interplanetary travel, and the KSP physics engine is relatively simple.

  5. Erbo says:

    There's something comical about seeing that spacecraft putt-putting away from Earth at sixty nuclear bombs a minute. And that previous sentence sounds absolutely insane.

  6. mspong says:

    Eat hot gamma rays, fithp scum!

  7. Boldra says:

    The mod was made by Winchell Chung (Nyrath) who has a site all about atomic rockets http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/

    Not the same guy who did the video.

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