F1_Fan: That's pretty well why I stopped reading PS many, many years ago. They seemed to be filling the pages with fantasy rather than facts. It was a shame too...my parents got me the subscription when I was 8 and I used to read those things cover to cover and back again.
edmo: My FIL kept a lot of these. I read a 1979 mag that absolutely proclaimed all the world's oil will be gone in the year 2000.
meanmutton: edmo: My FIL kept a lot of these. I read a 1979 mag that absolutely proclaimed all the world's oil will be gone in the year 2000.To be fair, that was before all sorts of things like oil shale, deep sea drilling, etc.
Any Pie Left: Skylon and the engine for it has been in development a long time, but he's fighting the same problem his fellow countryman Whittle had when inventing the jet engine: England doesn't support him. He's got to find international backing. Considering the small mass fraction, I think Skylon has more potential unfortunately as a weapons and recon platform, than a commercial launcher. And you would think defense contractors would be all over developing this... but they must have something they think is better, like pulse-detonation engines or "Black Horse" style rocket engines, or a black version of Venture Star.
HotIgneous Intruder: Always either this nonsense or military industrial posturing.Not my grandfather's magazine.
Bonanza Jellybean: Cool. I'll take an Origin 350r, please.[i3.photobucket.com image 640x360]
SirTanon: [www.popsci.com image 850x566][nsa08.casimages.com image 850x531]So.... George Lucas is designing real space ships now?
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