[ExI] Asteroid on track for possible Mars hit

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Mon Dec 24 19:37:59 UTC 2007

Idea for a science fiction novel: A huge nickel iron asteroid is heading for
Earth, it would take a 200,000 megaton bomb to divert it but no existing
rocket is nearly powerful enough to deliver such a huge payload to the
asteroid. The Earth seems doomed, then our hero remembers Project Orion
from the 1950's. 

It would certainly make a spectacular movie, the launch of an Orion type 
spacecraft would be amazing sight, it would make a Saturn 5 look like a 
bottle rocket.

      John K Clark 

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