Above: Artist conception of NASA’s Project ORION, the smallest model of a craft that can take off from Earth, explore Saturn, and return in fourteen months with a manned crew. NASA
People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn’t it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear proliferation? Wouldn’t it be nice to move, with a few family members and friends, to a welcoming virgin world?
Hollywood makes it seem easy.