Makh: Meanwhile, the USAF will use twin ion engines for their fighters on the newly operational moon base.
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [s3files.core77.com image 265x480]We're going to SPACE!
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: What? How do you use nuclear power, to generate heat, to power a stirling engine, to generate electricity, to go somewhere... in space? Do those 24 watts ionize atoms which are shot out the back of the ship? I don't get it. The article was pretty clear about scaling up to 1kW, which is great but how do you turn that into the motion of the ship?FTFA: A small, simple, lightweight fission power system could lead to a new and enhanced capability for space science and exploration," said Los Alamos project lead Patrick McClure.I get that you could power more gizmos with a nuclear reactor, but how is it helping you to move around?
leakybucket: How would this compare with a RTG ?
Im_Gumby: Behold! The secret to future space travel! [mtvhive.mtvnimages.com image 324x324]
Empty Matchbook: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [s3files.core77.com image 265x480]We're going to SPACE!OOOOOOH YEAH!!!
Dr Dreidel: Empty Matchbook: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [s3files.core77.com image 265x480]We're going to SPACE!OOOOOOH YEAH!!!Duffman, what's it like in space?DUFFMAN CAN'T BREATHE! OH NO!// wish his inflection could be typed
fourskys: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [s3files.core77.com image 265x480]We're going to SPACE!Came for the Duff-man, leaving satisfied.
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