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New Horizons Funnies and Other Stuff, Miscellaneous Ramblings
post Jun 18 2016, 05:32 AM
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Just came across this painting, "Floating city" from 1981, by Sci-Fi artist David A. Hardy.

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Seems he had access to NH imagery a good deal earlier than anyone else! :-0
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post Feb 24 2017, 12:02 PM
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In the 'other stuff' category we got this presentation for a possible mission to Pluto.

PDF with a powerpoint style presentation of the mission concept.
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post Feb 25 2017, 03:27 AM
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Did the FRC fusion technique make significant progress since this paper of 2012?
There still remain a number of questions regarding the operation and stability of the reactor, and significantly, a reactor of the type described here has not yet demonstrated fusion burn.

The fusion reactor seems to be the bottle neck of the mission design.
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post Feb 25 2017, 06:15 AM
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That's got to be the funniest thing I've heard all week. smile.gif

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"The engineers, as usual, made a tremendous fuss. Again as usual, they did the job in half the time they had dismissed as being absolutely impossible." --Rescue Party, Arthur C Clarke
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post Feb 25 2017, 07:09 AM
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It's only 20 years away... and has been for the last 50. Though to be fair, an engine to burn a limited amount of fuel is is probably not as difficult as actually building a facility that self-sustains itself and produces more energy than it takes in (though we can still dream!)
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