Ultra Ion Engine tested

Every once in a while I find myself reflecting on the accuracy of Science Fiction.  Sci-Fi writers began incorporating Ion propulsion in their spacecraft many years ago and now in 2005 we are seeing the second generation, an Ultra Ion Engine, before the first generation has proven itself in the ESA’s moon mission, SMART-1.

I also reflect on the recent article describing the current development of warp engine technology and I realize that my children will be living in a world that I could only realize reading and watching the sci-fi movies and series of my youth.  I only hope that these advancments happen soon enough to see what my kids will be living with.


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