Monday, August 30, 2010

Going Intestellar!

While petty politicos like Obama and Putin wallow in the mud and try to destroy our civilization, Reason has achieved yet another triumph despite their efforts. It's bizarre that I missed this - in May the Japanese launched the first light sail-powered spacecraft. If developed further, this technology, though now it's still in its embryonic stage, may get us to Proxima Centauri, the nearest star, in about eight years.

1 comment:

Lemming Master said...

Particle beam and plasma beam propulsion - pretty wicked sounding shit.

If all those ne'er-do-wells in social science faculties would put their energy towards creating useful things, the world would be a lot better off. But then again, they would be in business and actual science then, wouldn't they?