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Newtons third law - could wheels work in space

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posted on Jul, 29 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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Yes agree ion drives might be in their infancy. But we also have the likes of the Alcubierre drive which at least is mathematically possible link. Its very possible that we have something within our grasp but fail to recognise it.




posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:04 AM
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energy thru flywheels have been tried in space but for some unknown reason the spacecraft tumbled out of control



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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Quite interested in the Alcubierre drive concept myself, but its my understanding that it requires negative matter(a meta material we have yet no idea how to produce) to function effectively.

Or if it can be done without said material it would require and almost infinite amount of energy to produce and sustain a warp effect on normal space/time.

Then there is the problem of dissipating all that accumulated energy without destroying the system you arrive in.

We just don't have the construction techniques or capability's never mind a complete understanding of the science required to be building interstellar ship or probes that warp space/time yet.
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