Friday, September 01, 2006


Okay, so NASA's got this new spacecraft in the works, right? And they call it "Orion." Did none of those guys remember the spaceship design by the same name that works by chucking nuclear bombs out the back of the ship and letting the explosions accelerate it? That was literally the first thing I thought of when I found out about this. I think there was even an Orion-style ship in the movie Deep Impact, for fucksake.

I was of two minds about this, because the pure idea behind Orion is awesome if you're going to do it in deep space, but it basically spells nuclear death for humanity if you try to launch one off the ground, from Earth. I was like, "What, they're doing this? Nice! Wait, what. HANG ON." I wonder how many people are going through this thought process right now.

It seems like they could've thought harder about that name, is all I'm sayin'. I'm just talkin' here.