Thread: Speed in space
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Old September 19 2012, 01:31 AM   #11
JustAFriend
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Re: Speed in space

MadaBidyoni wrote: View Post
...in space you have no friction, so you just gain more & more speed. so why can't we reach a near to light speed?
Simpler answer : We have yet to build a rocket that can burn for more than about 15minutes (not counting the couple of probes using ion engines... their thrust is rated in micrograms. But even they could build up significant velocity given enough time and fuel.)
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