Thursday, November 5, 2015

NASA confirms emDrive produces thrust

Why does understanding hold us back? If it works, use it.

1 comment:

C J said...

I'm a bit dubious that the EM drive is producing reaction-less thrust, because IMHO their test methodology does not rule out electrostatic thrust (which is not reactionless and thus won't work in space).

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, so IMHO, the best thing to do is do an orbital test of an EM drive. If it works in space, case closed, it works. Ground testing leaves far too much room for doubt. It's well worth an orbital test if there's even a fraction of a percent chance it'll work, because a reactionless drive would be as revolutionary to space travel as powered flight was to air travel.