Re: Laser as Reactionless Propulsion

Michael S. Lorrey (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 17:20:13 -0400

"Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:

> I see this in the news yesterday for the first time, did not know that someone was
> actually using lasers for propulsion already.
> These scientists are flying a 6-inch diameter craft up 100 feet with a laser (light
> amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation or coherent light) as propulsion.
> Neat!

Scientists at the Air Force's Phillips Lab have been doing it since at least last summer.

Mike Lorrey