Re: SPACE: Roton in New Scientist

Greta C. Bickford (
Sun, 9 Aug 1998 22:15:52 -0700 (PDT)

At 11:37 PM -0000 8/9/98, Michelle Jones wrote:
>Mike Linksvayer wrote:
>>Supposedly the Roton will cut launch weight by spinning the engine,
>>pumping the fuel into the engine chambers and avoiding heavy pumps...
>yes i saw that but i was not sure if they were serious... {8^D

They're completely serious, and it ought to work. (I know Gary Hudson; he builds stuff that works, as long as the gov't doesn't insist on messing with his design.)