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Originally posted by Amur_Tiger
Using it for spacecraft is rather inpractical at the moment given how it would kill any human passengers due to the accelleration.
As for military use, it won't be useful on anything that dosen't have some sort of nuclear reactor anything less just dosen't have the juice.
[edit on 8-6-2004 by Amur_Tiger]
Originally posted by Whackmiester
10% of c...c being the Speed of Light
*falls out of seat* Holy Sh*t!!
Originally posted by PurdueNuc
Originally posted by hockey_crazy
It said that the rail gun would shoot 150 km per second. I think the speed of light is 186,000m per second. Not quite a tenth
No offense, but there isn't a single correct fact in this statement. The 150 km/s is an estimated maximum that railguns will eventually be able to achieve. I believe dreamlandmafia is referring to current technology. The speed of light is not 186 km/s, it's about 300,000 km/s. Regardless, 150 is nowhere near one tenth of 186 or 300,000! You may want to get a new calculator.