October 25, 2010

New NASA Spaceship?

(Oct. 22) -- It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a NASA official says that "within a few years" scientists will unveil a prototype for a spaceship capable of taking earthlings to other worlds.

Excerpt from this article. Quite fascinating actually since those words came from NASA director Simon Worden. I'm not getting my hopes up that I can stroll on the moon in a couple of years but stories like these are at least positive. Also not really sure what kind of spaceship they have in the works. It uses microwave energy to ignite hydrogen propellants. No warp drive, damn. As I'm writing this I also feel a bit skeptical somehow about the possibilities of this technology, but who knows.

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