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Interstellar propulsion island hopping the Oort cloud

  1. Feb 25, 2005 #1
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  3. Feb 25, 2005 #2


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    Hi Eridanus1 welcome to these Forums!

    I designed almost exactly the same idea in the 1950's - I was about 9 years old at the time and used my school rough book. Even then the idea wasn't original, I copied it from Dan Dare in the Eagle comic - ah those were the days!

  4. Feb 25, 2005 #3
    Ahha! My nephew beat you to it. He was just 8 when he drew up his first virtual propulsion bridge to alpha centauri...

    "Although a few sci-fi authors had previously written one or two fantasy novels that may have used the odd ice ball here or there as a means for propelling space vehicles in their stories, Ahad's 2004 scientific article "Reaching Alpha Centauri using the resources of comets and planetoids" was the first such hypothetical concept to be systematically linking our Solar System to Alpha Centauri via a 'virtual bridge':"

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