George Dyson on "Project Orion"

October 6, 2002

George Dyson, son of Freeman Dyson, is the author of “Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship.” He tells Anne Strainchamps that his father was on the team that imagined using tiny atomic bombs to propel a huge spaceship around the solar system. It might still be an option under extreme circumstances, but is politically impossible because of the radioactive fallout generated.