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Thanksgiving 2042: ‘Turkey Day’ in a future wonderworld


Dick Pelletier


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November 20, 2012

Of course, no one can predict with 100% accuracy how the future will unfold, but by combining present day knowledge with anticipated advances, we can make plausible guesses about what to expect in 2042.


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Posted by Intomorrow  on  11/20  at  07:55 PM

“However, the biggest boon to space travel may be the Space Elevator…”


Plasma rocket:
http://phys.org/news174031552.html





Posted by Dick Pelletier  on  11/23  at  10:23 AM

Thrust systems like Ad Astra’s VASIMR VX-200 are great in the vacuum of space, however, any thrust system is less efficient in overcoming Earth’s gravity than the space elevator.

Granted, the SE could take one week to haul a cargo load to a geostationary orbit, but the low costs make the time well spent.

But these new thrust systems will one day shorten time on trips to other star systems, enabling humanity to scatter its populations to the stars.






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