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Christopher Nolan's 2014 grand scale science-fiction story about time and space, and the things that transcend them.
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also, the movie is fiction

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mchekhov 2: Chek Harder wrote: also, the movie is fiction
No it's not.

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MiracleSleeper2 wrote:
mchekhov 2: Chek Harder wrote: also, the movie is fiction
No it's not.
Half-fiction?

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stoifics42 wrote:
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While the delta-V calculations are correct, that's only half the story if you're building an orbit-capable vehicle. You're not going anywhere if your engine can't produce an acceleration at least equal to the planet's surface gravity. Plasma engines are super efficient, but their thrust is extremely low, nowhere near enough to lift off on a planet with 1.3 G.

Very few engine concepts exist that have both high efficiency and high thrust, and the only ones I'm aware of involve continuous nuclear detonations.

I thought they used the rocket to launch from earth because they didn't want to use up precious fuel to leave earth's atmosphere, which can be used more wisely when going to the other planets. Using a rocket to get them out of the earth's atmosphere seems logical.

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Havoc1st wrote:
MiracleSleeper2 wrote:
mchekhov 2: Chek Harder wrote: also, the movie is fiction
No it's not.
Half-fiction?
No. It was real.

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Havoc1st wrote:
MiracleSleeper2 wrote:
mchekhov 2: Chek Harder wrote: also, the movie is fiction
No it's not.
Half-fiction?
Half-Life 3 confirmed.

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About Prestige:
Is that his daughter or his brother's daughter?

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Pratham wrote:
Ericmase wrote:
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About Prestige:
Is that his daughter or his brother's daughter?
Don't remember for some weird reason... :facepalm:

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