Hi, so yesterday i was just pondering and i came up with an idea that a space ship would release a nuclear bomb which was timed to detonate at a distance far away enough as to not hurt the craft, but close enough to absorb kinetic energy from the explosion, after a series of such detonations the optimal range to minimize damage but optimize absorption of kinetic energy would be at the center of the explosion where particles from what i understand reach close to light speed.
I must add, to see if my idea would work i googled stuff about the subject and found that an almost identical idea had already been proposed called the "Orion Project". So what are the problems in order to make this work?
Could it be possible to get anywhere near light speed?
Edited by Fantasci, 18 June 2017 - 11:39 AM.