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Saturday, July 13 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Space Propulsion 101: A Tutorial for Writers, Aspiring Writers, and Space Cadets All (ET)

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From chemical rockets to nuclear, from ion drive to antimatter, from solar sails to laser-driven lightsails, have you ever wondered how they work and what they can actually accomplish for space travel?  Within the limits of known physics, nature has provided us with methods to leave our planet and explore the solar system and beyond.  In this tutorial, learn the fundamental principles of the many real space propulsion technologies in use and being developed that may one day enable us to accomplish what our imaginations create.

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Les Johnson

Science Guest
Les is a physicist, a science and science fiction author, and a NASA technologist.  His science fiction books include Mission to Methone, Back to the Moon, Rescue Mode, and the soon-to-be-released Stellaris: People of the Stars. His popular science books include Graphene: The... Read More →

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
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