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Re: Simple Question About The Speed Of Light.

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Posted by Jay Sigal/">Jay Sigal on March 15, 1999 02:13:46 UTC

: ***If attainment of the speed of light were attainable, and we had a machine which could achieve it, .... booster machines which after say twenty or twohundred of these boosts could reach such light speed and once this is achived go on to outdistance even light speed?....

>>>>>>> IF the speed of light is ever to be acheived by human beings, it will NEVER be on the back of any "machine", as we currently define the word. I speak of "machine" here as something existing by the hand of man, powered by a (fuel source) thereby exchanging its demise (conversion) for some type of propulsion.

The inherent size of the "machine" fuel tanks would so oversize the ability of the (stated) propulsion system - Well, I'm sure that you can see where this is going. by the time that you were able to construct a "machine" that coould do the deed, it would be so large that it would never fly - so to speak. As much fuel as one could conceivably pack onboard, would be consumed before E V E R getting near said speed.

Jay

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