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by karger
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0051: "Free Fall"
Replies: 29
Views: 15341

Re: What-If 0051: "Free Fall"

This what-if feels unfinished because it takes account of air resistance but doesn't take account of air movement. The post suggests that you can limit descent to 18 meters per second. This implies that with an 18m/s updraft (40 miles/hour, which seems quite reasonable) you could fly forever.
by karger
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0028: "Steak Drop"
Replies: 82
Views: 55281

Re: What-If 28: Steak Drop

This what-if perplexed me. If steak is so robust, shouldn't we be lining our rockets with it to protect them during reentry?

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