Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Through the Air Tunnel
by Harl Vincent

"Our talented author has given us a real treat in the present story, which is as daring as it is unusual. We may safely say that nothing simitar to it has appeared in print before.

"Aviation engineers appreciate the fact that there is a limit as to how fast aircraft can move through the air. If the speed gets too great, let us say, above 350 miles an hour, the air resistance becomes so terrific that the amount of power required to move the ship through the air makes the cost prohibitive. For that reason, engineers even now are busying themselves to devise machines that can go up so high into the upper atmosphere, where the resistance of the air is considerably diminished.


(Air Wonder Stories, October 1929)

"In recent years, engineers also have been devising means, such as subways, whereby trains could be sent through a tube evacuated of all air the train would then move in a vacuum. The cost of building such a tunnel, however, and the delay in getting the passengers in and out, made the scheme impractical.

"The author of this story with his characteristic boldness, has suggested an entirely new plan, which is based upon good science, and there ts no telling but some day the problem may be solved in some such manner."

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Hyperloop Transport Proposed By Tesla's Elon Musk
   '...an hollow tube must be constructed the whole distance... of such dimensions as to admit a four wheeled carriage...'- George Medhurst, 1812.

Hyperloop Track Starts Next Year
   All aboard! This is not just a test track, or a scale model. This is the real deal.

President Trump's Wall As Otra Nation Hyperloop
   '...an hollow tube must be constructed the whole distance... as to admit a four wheeled carriage...'- George Medhurst, 1812.

Hyperloop One Video Shows It Works!
   'Complete evacuation of the interior of the tubes [and] a wave that provides the new propulsive energy for the cars...' Hard Vincent, 1929.

Hardt Hyperloop Fast Transit In A Can
   '...my method will draw the cars forward by an inductive action that is capable of providing tremendous speeds.' - Harl Vincent, 1929.

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The Far Side Of The Moon, By NASA (2015) And By PAUL (1932)
re: Frank R. Paul
(9/19/2022)

LoadRunner Robot Works Alone, Or In A Group
re: Isaac Asimov
(9/17/2022)

Sierra Space Inflatable LIFE Habitat Burst Pressure Test
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(9/15/2022)

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