Re: Magnetic space propulsion

Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 08:35:21 MDT

Yes Winglee has been granted a paltry 500-thou for his experiments. Kudos to
Scott Zubrin, aerospace engineer, and Mars fanatic, who I feel, came up with
the concept of the Mag Sail-in order to stop intersteller spacecraft (90% the
speed of Light) without using precious fuel to slow down half the way. This,
in order to prevent slamming into the local Star, or crunching a planet, or
zooming right on thru-without even a hello to the locals. Mag sails are
dandy to tool around a solar system (theoretically!) bring joy and fun to

In a message dated 10/6/2000 2:15:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Extropes,
 Check out
                                 Hitching a Ride on a
                                 Magnetic Bubble
                           Scientists from the University of Washington and
                               NASA are experimenting with miniature
                            magnetospheres as an innovative form of space
            Best, Jeff Davis
       "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                    Ray Charles

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