• More praise for B5

    From news@news.bbs.geek.nz@21:1/5 to Bruce Goatly on Wed Jun 15 04:04:08 2016
    From: "David E. Powell" <David_Powell3006@msn.com>

    On Monday, October 14, 2013 3:41:50 PM UTC-4, Bruce Goatly wrote:
    Can science fiction ever get the science right? -


    "'My pet peeve is inertia,' says [Ed] Trollope [spacecraft operations

    engineer at technology firm Telespazio VEGA Deutschland]. 'There are many

    good reasons for keeping your engines on in space, but 'maintaining speed'

    is not one of them. If you turn your engines off, you don't stop.'

    "Some do it slightly better than others. 'I'd prefer not to single out a

    single film/book/series for this particular error, because it's so common -

    but I will laud the old television show Babylon 5, for doing a wonderful job

    of representing the mechanics of spaceflight inertia so nicely,' explains


    Very much so. Loved that about B5.

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