And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again? Archilochus

Monday, November 26, 2018

Is the World Ready for Ion Propulsion?


Franco Aragosta said...

Not quite another Kitty Hawk, but CLOSE –– possibly a good start.

'Twould be wonderful to have viable aircraft –– and OTHER kinds of transportation –– that were quiet, non-polluting and not dependent on fossil fuels, although it looks right now as though an actual human pilot or passenger might suffer a deadly electric shock. ;-)

Franco Aragosta said...

Barrett mentioned the Industrial Revolution as long established.

Not really. From what I see of modern-post-modern society, our benighted species has still failed to come to grips with developments that established themselves in the mid-nineteenth- century.

I often think it possible that the Luddites were right after all.

-FJ said...

It would make one hell of an effective bug zapper, that's for sure!

Franco Aragosta said...

Doesn't the lavender lantern do that for you well enough? I have to admit the sadist in me feels a little warm glow of satisfaction every time I hear the ZZZZZZZZZZZZT! that means another pestiferous insect has just been fried to a crisp.

It adds just the right note to the Symphony of Sultry Summer Evenings.