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  • B5 spaceflight gets a thumbs up

    Nice shout out for B5's spaceflight physics on this interesting BBC website article about the (mis)use of science in SF.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24518305
    The Optimist: The glass is half full
    The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
    The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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    Cool article, thanks!

    "My pet peeve is inertia," says Trollope. "There are many good reasons for keeping your engines on in space, but 'maintaining speed' is not one of them. If you turn your engines off, you don't stop."

    That factoid reminds me of an old pilot joke...

    "When it take 'full-throttle to taxi to the hanger - check your landing gear"

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link, GH! I'm gonna include it in my next FreeBabylon5 letter...!

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