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The Medusa - An advanced nuclear pulse spacecraft

This is a 2 minute film I put together on the Medusa, a spacecraft that works by throwing bombs into a sail that's ahead of it!

While there are some difficulties with the design, such as hardening the elements hit by the blast, it is considered a feasible way of getting a spacecraft up to high speeds - much higher than chemical rockets, but not fast enough to reach the stars.

I am considering tweaks, so please let me know in the comments of you think anything would benefit from changes!

As usual, everything modeled and rendered in Lightwave 3d.

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Comment by Nick Stevens on July 13, 2014 at 10:30am

Thanks Winchell, coming from an expert like you, I take that as high praise!

(Wait till you see my finished Heliogyro video!)


Comment by Winchell Chung on July 13, 2014 at 7:45am
That's amazing! The stroke cycle of a Medusa is difficult to understand from static diagrams, your video makes it clear.

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