From: Jean-Francois Mezei <email@example.com> Organization: Vaxination Informatique Date: 06 Nov 96 05:12:38 References: 1 2
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IMacduff wrote: > To end it all, orbital speed is the ultimate limit for point to point > travel on earth. SAw a report on TV with an argument that I had not considered. I have not checked the facts, but here it is: If a plane could do New York Sydney in 45 minutes, would humans be able to widstand the G forces during acceleration and decelaration phases ? If not, we will have to wait for "gravity fields" such as Star Trek to neutralise the acceleration and deceleration effects on the passengers. And we are not quite there yet.