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Comments on SMART-1's Ion Drive Not Science Fiction
SMART-1 has made it all the way to the Moon using an ion drive. (Read the complete story)

"What about Laser-Wakefield acceleration? This new technology is said to be able to generate very high acceleration gradients over very short distances. That might make for a very compact engine with very high ejection velocity for propellant. Could this technology be used to make a 'pulsed ion engine'? "
(sanman 11/23/2004 4:46:22 PM)
"The Truth is out there In 2003 the USAF privatly founded the QFD (Quadro Friction Drive), I know becasue i help develope the stabalizers. IT has the trust camability to"
(Lance 11/16/2005 8:24:46 AM)
"How close would ion propulsion be to the Impulse Power found in Star Trek?"
(mk daigle 2/19/2006 4:46:01 PM)

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