To Mars by A-Bomb

Documentary telling the amazing true story of a top secret US government-backed attempt to build a spaceship the size of an ocean liner and send it to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, propelled by thousands of miniature nuclear bombs. Awesome, fantastic and possibly crazy, Project Orion employed some of the best scientists in the world, including the brilliant British mathematician and physicist Freeman Dyson.


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  • Narrator Jonathan Kydd
  • Director Christopher Sykes
  • Producer Christopher Sykes
  • Executive Producer Stephen Wilkinson