I have looked to see if this topic has been covered on ATS
but I don't think it has.
its quite an old concept and I saw the video around 2000
when "HORIZON" hosted an episode on LASER's.
As there of interest to me I thought I would share this
application of laser beams to power a craft.
One day the inventor hoped to be able to have a full
scale passenger model working,though the hurdles
that must 1st be overcome are huge, it may one day
be a reality.
imagine a self contained laser/craft combination,could
there be a civilisation on some far off galaxy be dashing
around in these "light ships"?
Maybe the topic is also fit for the UFO section?
well enjoy as I 1st did at the many use's of lasers.
yes it's an old clip (well the one I saw) & yes
the power to weight ratio is just not achievable
with our current technology and understanding.
Maybe one day.
I recall the guy was after winning funding from NASA
and to do so he had to attain a certain height of so many
feet of powered vertical flight.
Don't know if he did get the height needed but he was close
on the documentary,but that was year's ago.
Just thought it would be interesting for those new to the concept.
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