Re: [gundam] Civilian Space Travel
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 00:20:51 EST

In a message dated 4/1/99 10:17:03 PM Mountain Standard Time,
nandy@U.Arizona.EDU writes:

> You think a _nuclear_ pulse engine and a pulsed jet-gas turbine are the
> same idea? Sure they're both 'pulsed', but one works of micro-nuclear
> detonations and one uses puffs of gas! (Note, the US military created a
> pulse-thrust cruise missile based entirely on the famous V2. A matter of
> fact, the guy who designed the navigation systems for it now works in my
> research group. There are good reasons why the concept was abandoned forty
> years ago.)
> -Probe

And your point? Pulsed is pulsed is pulsed. The mechanism may be different,
but the method is the same. What is the difference between exploding gas and
exploding micronuclear warheads, other than magnitude? The effect is still
the same.

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