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Oct. 14th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
I agree we need to get on with the space exploration but other ad on that site are kind of disturbing. This kid scares the hell out of me.
Oct. 14th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Make that this kid. She's so scary she changed the link.
Oct. 14th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah that kid is freaky looking!
Oct. 15th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Solar sails are for pussies. Project Orion is where it's at. Fully buildable with 1950s technology, and so much cooler to boot. "You don't get enough bang for your buck from rockets. What can we do? I know! Let's ride to the stars by tossing an assload of nuclear bombs out the back! We can lift an entire fucking city that way!"
Oct. 15th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
Haha yeah I thought that was such a good idea the first time I heard about it, lol.
Oct. 15th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
Back in the early '90s I read a short story collection by many of the big names in science fiction. Each involved solar sails and the proceeds of the book were going towards some solar sail race planned for the late '90s.

I wonder what happened to that. I know that guy tried to launch some test a bit back and the rocket failed.
Oct. 15th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, Cosmos 1 was a bust(stupid Ruskies). I haven't heard of another project with the same goal.
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