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[NIAC 2023] NASA Develops Flying Saucers. Literally

April 6th, 2023  •  34 mins 44 secs  •  Download (48.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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There's an effect called photophoretic propulsion. You could have seen it in a Crookes radiometer. One of the NIAC awards of 2023 was granted to a team that hopes to use this effect to develop a propulsion system. This can allow flying in altitudes nothing else can fly and possibly even explore other worlds.