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Old 12-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Physics of Space Battles - Space battle - Gizmodo

this is a really good article regarding the realism of the science fiction we've come to know and love.

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The crews will hardly be sitting around nice conference-room command bridges with no seat belts; nor will they be standing upright in slate-gray console pits with glowing glass displays all over. It's not even a good idea for them to have windows, which would be vulnerable to flak and could give the crew an intense sense of disorientation as the spacecraft maneuvers, and could give them tremendous trouble adapting to rapid changes in light levels as the ship rotates near a planet or star.

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