Details of reverse shock absorber built of polystyrene pads for Project Orion model.
United States USA Date:1958 Duration:4 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Testing of small scale models for Project Orion, which is the study of a method for propelling multi-ton vehicles into space by means of series of nuclear detonations. A technician places polystyrene pads on plate which is shock absorber for Project Orion model. Technicians try to fix plate on model. Effects of explosion on shock absorber plate are tested. A model suspended from a tower. One, two and three-shot test of model by making explosions. Operation of the multiple charge ejection system.
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