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#1 Posted on 17.11.04 1639.30
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Pretty remarkable stuff...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041116224019.htm

"The design of the engine, which has no moving parts, compresses the air passing through it, so combustion can occur. Another advantage is scramjets can be throttled back and flown more like an airplane, unlike rockets, which tend to produce full thrust all the time."

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#2 Posted on 18.11.04 0649.02
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Now let's see if we can actually do something with it. This should enable us to make cheaper spacecraft, and hopefully adapt the technoology for civilian travel, although that is probably at least 25 years off.
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