International Space Art Network

Welcome to a place of vision and beauty. Welcome to the world of space art.

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.

Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.

Views: 102

Favorite of 1 person

Comment

You need to be a member of International Space Art Network to add comments!

Join International Space Art Network

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.

© 2017   Created by John E. Kaufmann.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service