[amsat-bb] NO EJECTION MASS Propulsion
mdavidoff42 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 15:19:53 UTC 2014
Our friends in DL have the perfect word for this: Wunschdenken (wishful
thinking about an impossibility).
It may be time to start some new scientific/engineering publications --
The Journal of Premature Publication;
The Journal of Retractions and Corrections.
On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:56 AM, Alan <wa4sca at gmail.com> wrote:
> Non-Newtonian reactionless drives have been a staple in science fiction,
> and the goal to make space
> travel truly practical. Probably the most famous was the "Dean Drive"
> which was a purely mechanical
> attempt. The thrust claimed has always turned out to be some quirk,
> usually obvious after the fact,
> in the measurement process. (Recall that the data showing faster than
> light particles at CERN was
> traced to a faulty cable connection.) I have no doubt that will turn out
> to be the case here as well.
> Some of the science blogs are already working through some of the
> Of course, I would like nothing better than to be proved wrong. A
> constant .05 g acceleration makes
> the solar system, in point of time, the size the earth was in the 16th
> century. (If I remember a late
> night bull session in graduate school correctly.)
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> <I hope they aren't wrong because they clearly don't understand how it
> <Bob McGwier
> <Co-Owner and Technical Director, Federated Wireless, LLC
> <Professor Virginia Tech
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