Re: space shuttle obsolete
- On Jul 31, 2005, at 8:40 PM, Dan Minette wrote:
> While the power/weight...
> ratio is wonderful, the efficiency is worse than a conventional engine.
> If things go well, they would probably have a good battery substituteWhich, I think, is the point -- it doesn't have to be as efficient as a
> military use in about 4-5 years.
conventional engine, it only has to be more efficient than a battery.
Which reminds me of the old joke, you don't have to be faster than the
bear, just faster than your companions.
Dave "Bomb squad: If I'm running, try to keep up" Land