OT: First EVs, now... ERs !!!

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IVI
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Electric Rockets:

+ http://science.SlashDot.org/story/12/02 ... ace-flight

'seems "everybody's" going Electric... 'bout time... :-)

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This isn't that new. Ion thrusters have been around for a very long time, it's just that they're refining their use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_thruster

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From what i can tell, VASIMR is the one to go for.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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I dunno once your in space being green is not much of an issue.
No global warming, no green house effect and nuclear waste in a decay orbit to the sun...
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
Help prevent road rage - get outta my way!

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