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Shexu
Posted - 2011.02.07 17:33:00 - [1]
 

This makes me want to play EVE more than any actual EVE video could, if you've seen Virtuality you'll know what I mean Very HappySmileVery Happy

http://siborgs.blogspot.com/2011/02/virtuality-go-sequence.html

Jagga Spikes
Minmatar
Spikes Chop Shop
Posted - 2011.02.07 17:46:00 - [2]
 

looks like some kind of Orion drive. hand-interface thingie is cheesy. i wouldn't trust human to manually handle a nuke.

rodensteiner
Amarr
OMGROFLSTOMP
Posted - 2011.02.07 17:46:00 - [3]
 

What did I just watch?? Question

Captain Die
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:03:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: rodensteiner
What did I just watch?? Question


A pod pilot's crew preparing for a suicide gank.

Dobri M
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:03:00 - [5]
 

That would have been a great series. Too bad they axed it.

Shexu
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:08:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Shexu on 07/02/2011 18:08:32
Originally by: Dobri M
That would have been a great series. Too bad they axed it.

They seem to do that with all the great Sci-Fi shows, Firefly anyone?

sableye
principle of motion
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:08:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Shexu
Originally by: Dobri M
That would have been a great series. Too bad they axed it.

They seem to do that with all the great Sci-Fi shows, Firefox anyone?


you mean firefly?

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:09:00 - [8]
 

can a spaceship be propelled like that?

Shexu
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:10:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: sableye
Originally by: Shexu
Originally by: Dobri M
That would have been a great series. Too bad they axed it.

They seem to do that with all the great Sci-Fi shows, Firefly anyone?


you mean firefly?


Meh you beat me to it, damn you're fast lol.

sableye
principle of motion
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:14:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Shexu


Meh you beat me to it, damn you're fast lol.


at least you know people definatly read your posts though :) there is a new sci-fi show starting tonigth that might be good Outcasts

Ordais
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:19:00 - [11]
 

Hm, nice, a nuclear detonation pulse drive, never seen that in scifi.

rodensteiner
Amarr
OMGROFLSTOMP
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:23:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
can a spaceship be propelled like that?


Once Laughing

Valeronx
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Fallen Angels Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:46:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Valeronx on 07/02/2011 18:50:50
Originally by: Ordais
Hm, nice, a nuclear detonation pulse drive, never seen that in scifi.


An old Sci-fi standard. Been around since the late 40's, early 50's.

http://www.search.com/reference/Nuclear_pulse_propulsion

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De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.02.07 18:48:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
can a spaceship be propelled like that?


Yes, if you know what you're doing. You definitely don't want to be wrong on your calculations though. Twisted Evil

Professor Tarantula
Hedion University
Posted - 2011.02.07 19:20:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Jagga Spikes
hand-interface thingie is cheesy. i wouldn't trust human to manually handle a nuke.


My thoughts too. Seems there's only one place to insert it, so it would make sense to have that automated for precision, but it wouldn't be quite so radical.

Shexu
Posted - 2011.02.07 19:20:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: sableye
Originally by: Shexu


Meh you beat me to it, damn you're fast lol.


at least you know people definatly read your posts though :) there is a new sci-fi show starting tonigth that might be good Outcasts


Ohh I hadn't seen that advertised, thanks for the heads up Very Happy

Vincent Athena
Posted - 2011.02.07 19:33:00 - [17]
 

Yes, it was called an Orion drive. Killed by Kennedy just before the limited test ban treaty.

One thing most do not know is the bomb yield is quite small, 0.01 kiloton. A drive bomb has both the exploding part and "propellant" that is heated by the bomb, and its that heated propellant that pushes the ship. So you got a 100 kg device that has the energy output of 10,000 kg of normal fuel.

The manual loading is junk. you need 1 to 4 pulses per second, and several thousand of them for your mission. General Atomics, which started Orion, actually talked to Coke about their dispensing machines to get ideas.

There is a book "Project Orion" by George Dyson if you want to learn more. It includes pictures of an actual flying model (using normal explosives).

DuKackBoon
Posted - 2011.02.07 19:36:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
can a spaceship be propelled like that?


The slingshot or whatever their other engine was? The nuke engine has been around for a while, but banned by that space anti-nuke treaty.

Slingshot? Yes. That is how you currently get something to go very fast.

Soma Khan
Caldari
Posted - 2011.02.07 20:02:00 - [19]
 

aside from the cringe-worthy tech there is just too much :smug: in that video

Science Experiment2
Posted - 2011.02.07 20:26:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: DuKackBoon

The slingshot or whatever their other engine was? The nuke engine has been around for a while, but banned by that space anti-nuke treaty.



Thank goodness we're keeping space radiation free!

Lady Woman
Posted - 2011.02.07 20:31:00 - [21]
 

Your **** are small and I dont want to see them, put something on for gods sake.

dr cisco
Posted - 2011.02.07 20:48:00 - [22]
 

never seen NPP in action in sci fi before. i had the idea for a anti-matter pulse propulsion using anti-matter created on site using the energy from a fusion reactor.
but i never knew what that would look like, now i know.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.02.07 20:59:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: DuKackBoon
Originally by: Grimpak
can a spaceship be propelled like that?


The slingshot or whatever their other engine was? The nuke engine has been around for a while, but banned by that space anti-nuke treaty.

Slingshot? Yes. That is how you currently get something to go very fast.
yeah I know about the slingshot.


exploding a nuke behind a ship however... though nukes in actual space didn't work that well because of lack of a dense enough medium to create shockwaves?

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.02.07 21:17:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
exploding a nuke behind a ship however... though nukes in actual space didn't work that well because of lack of a dense enough medium to create shockwaves?
Only as a weapon, and only if you really want to physically crush spaceships with the bomb. There's still the heat and radiation to deal with and they become rather nasty when there's no atmosphere to absorb them…

Instead of a shockwave and heated air, you'll get ~90% of the energy in the form of x-rays, and that'll ruin your day just fine. Granted, it will fall off quite rapidly since you're dealing with spherical dispersion, and don't get the (limited) shaped-charge effect of having a planet underneath to direct that explosion. So its range will be somewhat lacking unless you make it a shaped charge.

The Orion drive is basically a shaped-charge with the ship sitting at the not-pointy-end of the weapon…

In fact, just go knock yourself out here. Razz

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.02.07 21:17:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 07/02/2011 21:18:13
Originally by: rodensteiner
What did I just watch?? Question


"Virtuality is a television pilot co-written by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor and directed by Peter Berg that aired on the Fox network.[1] Since the show was never picked up as a television series, the two-hour pilot episode aired as a movie on June 26, 2009."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtuality_(TV_series)


Go search TPB for "virtuality" and get it if you like Razz

Sig Sour
Posted - 2011.02.07 21:23:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: rodensteiner
What did I just watch?? Question

Hands down the best part of that movie. (it wasn't very good)

Shexu
Posted - 2011.02.07 22:36:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Shexu on 07/02/2011 22:35:54
Originally by: Sig Sour
Originally by: rodensteiner
What did I just watch?? Question

Hands down the best part of that movie. (it wasn't very good)


I agree it was the best part but on the whole I think it was very very good. Good acting, a great plot and simply awesome music. The music really put the cherry on the top Very Happy

CCP Adida


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.07 23:02:00 - [28]
 

Moved from General Discussion

TechThree
Red Rocket Uranus Probers
Posted - 2011.02.07 23:15:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: TechThree on 07/02/2011 23:26:37
Edited by: TechThree on 07/02/2011 23:21:23
Originally by: Grimpak
can a spaceship be propelled like that?


One sec, I'll link you something about it.

EDIT: Stupid Facebook. I had this linked from along time ago, and I had to first find where they kept the things I linked, and sort through the links to get to the point where you don't care how the hell I found it, just that I offer NASA's Nuclear Pulse Vehicle Study.

EDIT 2: Neat idea, and you didn't even need rockets to lift it into space! Just start it on the ground and blow the whole thing up. Into orbit of course. Alot of ideas on the subject suggested that you didn't even need a nuclear blast to lift it off the ground, conventional explosives would work. Think about that. The whole objective is to blow yourself up and be a space man. Doesn't really sound appealing when its explained like that.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.02.08 00:15:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: sableye
at least you know people definatly read your posts though :) there is a new sci-fi show starting tonigth that might be good Outcasts

Episode 1 is already out on EZTV Wink


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