Friday, June 10, 2011

Gas From Uranus? Let The Jokes Begin

One way I've read to fuel a theoretical interstellar space ship is using Helium 3.  While not abundant on Earth, there's plenty on outer planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. 

Using a concept like this would be great for science fiction.  The article talked about a space-gas station created at these planets.  But I see other possibilities.  Why limit yourself to interstellar space travel?  What about in-system and using the gases for other sources.  A writer could turn this to corporate sci-fi with competing gas mines.  This could lead to threats of in-system wars, embargos...  I think I've said enough about that.

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