Re:OT [gundam] Civilian Space Travel


Mark Kuettner (mkuett@hotmail.com)
Fri, 02 Apr 1999 12:56:32 PST


>> > Nope, completely different idea!
>> Nope, completely the same idea.
>
> 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

I heard this "Aurora" superduper secret jet that has been alleged to
exist, and Tom Clancy confirming, possibley runs on this "pulse"
engine. Photos of the ringed smoke trails in aviation magazines and
the whole bit.
Well, they brought the flying wing back, so why not. But using something
the Nazi's used on their rockets? Ick.

Mark Kai
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