Re: Mars in two weeks?

From: Brent Allsop (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 14:18:55 MST commented:

> 86400 secs/day, not 8640. Your trip takes 1.4 days rather than 14.
> Also Mars gets closer than 90 million miles, more like 60 or 65
> million.

        Oh, it doesn't help when you drop a zero, sorry about that.
Thanks for pointing out the errors.

        Wow, constant 1G acceleration is quite fast isn't it! Getting
to Mars in under a week (even when it is not at its closest to us)
wouldn't be bad at all.

        And thanks for the interresting fact about the special units
where earths gravitation is 1/year and the corresponding fact:

> it will take about a year at that acceleration to reach a speed of
> approximately 1, which is the speed of light.

        Now that is fast!

        Cool, thanks!


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