This Sure Looks…

….more civilized than the aluminum tube I’ll be stepping into on Sunday. As discussed a while back in the forums:

Since ion propulsion involves the manipulation and acceleration of plasmas, I started to wonder just what one of the
An article in Wired quoted Program Manager Preston Carter as saying Walrus would rely on new technologies like electrostatic ion propulsion.

Oh really? The machines in the videos are shown with conventional propulsion, but DARPA obviously had something else in things would look like surrounded by glowing plasma? Pretty otherworldly I’d guess. Then I remembered something else I’d read about Russian experiments that indicated plasma could reduce aerodynamic drag.

Plasma, huh? Hmmm.

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