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Thread: The thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. (The Space thread)

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    The main reason they were researching it wasn't for getting out of the atmosphere, but more so once they were in space and could continue to accelerate after in orbit.

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    Well if was rocket assisted into a solar orbit and then used an EM drive for interplanetary travel then it might be ok.

    But then you’re firmly into ion thruster territory, and those are small, light, efficient, already “require no fuel” and are a proven technology that is available right now.

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    Right, I think you are still missing the point though.

    I want to say they were investigating it as an additional thruster if the could figure it out. Ya dig?

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    Yeah I do dig but that’s trying to compete with already available ion thrusters. It’s not worth pursuing unless there’s some alarming breakthrough, or they get out of millionths-of-a-newton territory.

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    Usually when organic matter and methane is found it's a bad thing.

    But when it's found on Mars, it's a good thing:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/us/na...ngs/index.html
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    Whoa, somebody farted on mars?!?!?!

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