Re: ultracold matter beam generators

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 16:59:24 MDT

Forrest Bishop wrote:
> Several designs for "Ultracold Matter Beam Generators" are proposed
> specifically for, though not limited to, use on the Lunar surface for launching
> material into space, for providing an "Artificial Reentry Corridor", and for
> matter beam propulsion. Designs variants include a laser-cooled thermal jet

Heh. Jordin Kare tells how the folks at Lawrence Livermore Labs believe
space probes should land on other planets- by aerobraking. What if it
doesn't have an atmosphere? Nuke it until it *does*, then aerobrake.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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