Comments on Laser Propulsion May Beam Spacecraft To Orbit
Will spacecraft and satellites ride a beam of light into space? Aerospace engineer Leik Myrabo has been working on the technology for decades. (Read
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|"This is the only hi-tech approach to space launch I endorse without any ifs and buts. The only thing we need are bigger and more efficient lasers. No reason to doubt that it's only a matter of time and money."
(Yossi Preminger 7/30/2009 12:44:19 PM)
|"It's hard to argue with the idea. Test shots of a sub-scale version of this single-seater laser-boosted lightcraft have already been carried out at White Sands, New Mexico test range. It's like looking at a Saturn V-launched space capsule - without the Saturn V.
(Bill Christensen 7/30/2009 6:06:52 PM)
|"In the absence of a revolutionary power source like hydrogen fusion, 'hypersonic mass transit' sounds like a ridiculous waste of resources."
(my inner 14 year old is outvoted 8/2/2009 5:10:48 AM)
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