Anywhere on Earth Within an Hour

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Anywhere on Earth Within an Hour

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:42 pm

"As a historian, reflecting on the fact that throughout the history of mankind… technology has always changed world power. But the story of rejecting the new and holding and clinging to the paradigms of the past is why no civilization has ever lasted forever, and values are trumped by other values when another civilization figures out a way of finding a competitive advantage. The nature of power, you either have it and your values rule or you do not have it and you must submit. We see that play out again and again in history and it’s playing out now."

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Re: Anywhere on Earth Within an Hour

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:58 pm

SpaceX has done promo videos on the "anywhere in an hour" before. Once you can VTOL rocket, having them land on the other of the world is pretty quick.
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Re: Anywhere on Earth Within an Hour

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:14 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:58 pm
SpaceX has done promo videos on the "anywhere in an hour" before. Once you can VTOL rocket, having them land on the other of the world is pretty quick.
Yeah, but this guy is talking about something altogether more revolutionary.
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Re: Anywhere on Earth Within an Hour

Post by nafod » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:00 am

I think he's talking about hypersonics.

We're unfortunately behind the chinks and their russian commie neighbors (not that there's anything wrong with it, Wild Bill), but are working it hard.

One of the concepts is you take a ballistic missile, put a hypersonic glider on the snout, and on launch, before you leave the atmosphere, you use the aero forces to tilt its trajectory over so it is flat. Then the glider skips off the atmosphere, surfing along until it gets where it needs to, and drops in.
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