Hi Mark!

> I bet this has been talked about before on your list.

Once or twice it's come up... there's nothing quite as stylish as
riding nuclear explosions into space. ;)

> They did a prototype using C4 and black powder.

Here's the video for those who are interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCrPNEsQaY

> It was very cool.  I'm wondering if PSAS would be interested in
> trying to make a modern version of that prototype?

As cool as Orion is, I can't imagine we'd take on something like this.
We have a massive, giant, all consuming project with an end goal right
now, and an Orion prototype won't really help us get there... it's big,
heavy, and not as efficient as regular rockets (unless you actually get
to use nuclear weapons! :)

That said, if anyone is interested, you should absolutely contact Mark!

Cheers,

Andrew

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