February 5th, 2003, 11:13 AM #1
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NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project
Probably an idle dream, but I'm glad someone's thinking about stuff like this.
February 5th, 2003, 06:04 PM #2
ok that is just cool.. man I wish I were 50 years in the future.. b/c I'd be up for space flight outside our galaxy.. into another.. =)In life one must Chill
February 5th, 2003, 06:41 PM #3
Ahh...energy propulsion. They've already made advances in plamsa propulsion (probably in that article somewhere.
Like many others, I believe humaity's future lies in spaceflight.
February 5th, 2003, 06:48 PM #4
That I agree with Redwolf.. we need to go out and find new worlds that can support life as we know it.. for one day we may not have earth any more.. if that happens we are dead as a species..In life one must Chill
February 5th, 2003, 07:14 PM #5
I think they were doing some reasearch on something related here at the UW. I seem to recall it being some sort of sail created by electrical fields produced by the spacecraft, but it was a few years ago.
February 6th, 2003, 02:28 PM #6
Interesting stuff, some of the more popular ideas seem to include a solar sail or ion drive (I think the idea being a slow but steady acceleration) for epic voyages into the unknown with teh alternative of plasma based drives for when you need some acceleration (I think directing and containing them was an issue). Even if none of it ever works they are cool ideas
eddyI dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and took all the blankets.
February 6th, 2003, 02:51 PM #7
if you go too Nasa web site you will find information that they have been using an Ion drive on their Deep space 1 probe. and its been running since 98, they also have one in their labs running the same amount of time and its not needed any maintenance !!!! I want an Ion drive in mah car!!!!!
February 6th, 2003, 03:05 PM #8I want an Ion drive in mah car!!I dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and took all the blankets.
February 6th, 2003, 04:49 PM #9
lol@Eddy.. wonder where second gear will get you hahaIn life one must Chill
February 28th, 2003, 12:34 PM #10
I'd hafta pull the e-brake at Saturn and check out those rings!
March 2nd, 2003, 06:25 PM #11
Anybody remember Orion? The idea was to explode atomic weapons under a spacecraft. That was quite a thought. Who's first?
March 2nd, 2003, 06:32 PM #12
I must admit I'm a dreamer, tho. Robert Heinlein, Issac Asimov,James Blish. Si-Fiction, not fantasy. I see the big NASA posters from space telescopes at my printshop, and it's amazing how detailed they are now. Man must escape his home before he distroys it. IMO
April 2nd, 2003, 07:49 PM #13
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They were researching revolving superconductors and rare earth magnets after a russian scientist claimed to have measured changes in weight of objects suspended above aparatus but I think they should be looking into an articles in yesterdays Science Dailyhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030401072655.htm Ultra-simple Desktop Device Slows Light To A Crawl At Room Temperature: two lasers one ruby crystal and light slows to 700mph. They are thrilled but want to apply it to fiber routers so we dont have to transduce to trons and back. The real value wont be seen unless the device really changes light speed and its not some hetrodyne trick where theyre looking at a diff signal.
The only way to change transmission speed is through change in medium like glass or water - If they have changed the property of space then they should be investigating things like the russian Scientist above. If they have stumbled upon the missing "oar" we need for propellantless drive then everything changes! And free energy soon thereafter if we harness relative motion passing through solar system which travels through galaxy ect..ect.. while dragging a "slow space" net. ok..I'm done my rant BYE!
April 3rd, 2003, 06:47 PM #14
I don't think mankind will leave the solar system within the next few centuries.
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