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# 1 Impulse Drive!!!!
02-26-2010, 09:19 AM
Just type this into a google search to find information on the Vasimir rocket. Real Impulse drive!!!
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# 2
02-26-2010, 09:22 AM
I was just about to post about this.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100226...sspacenasamars

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# 3
02-26-2010, 02:35 PM
Oh come on, there's gotta be more than just two people (out of a forum filled with Trekkies) who found this cool.

In other words..... /bump
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# 4
02-26-2010, 03:31 PM
I heard something about this a couple of years ago. Good find tho.
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# 5
02-26-2010, 03:34 PM
o..i thought you were talking about the scientific reason behind why i cant leave Walmart without Monster
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# 6
02-27-2010, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanMax
I heard something about this a couple of years ago. Good find tho.
Yeah, I could've sworn I read something on it not too long ago. And in the yahoo article it mentioned it would start testing in 2013....much closer than anything else the government is planning (or rather not planning). Boosted my hopes just a little bit.
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# 7
03-02-2010, 08:41 AM
The concept of a "Real" Impuls drive intrigues me. If only that it can speed things up in terms of human exploration. I wonder if the icreased thrust ratio means that adjustments will have to be made to inertia? Otherwise the crew would spend the journey walking uphill.
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# 9
03-02-2010, 10:59 AM
Yes, but I was first....
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# 10
03-02-2010, 11:05 AM
But his got traction... had more... impulse.
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