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ION Drive - The first flight

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Very interesting.

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If I recall correctly, the Wright Brothers' first flight was pretty darned short too.

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Fascinating!

 

It was always thought that ion drive was useful for re-positioning satellites in space, but couldn't be used in a dense atmosphere, so in that respect this is a fantastic breakthrough from MIT.

Will take a lot of development to increase the thrust to the point where it can provide enough thrust for a reasonable mass drone, or small aircraft, but a fantastic breakthrough all the same. 

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