laser powered concept aircraft flies

Message posted by Aaron Johnson on October 10, 2003 at 0:30:52 PST:

First laser-powered aircraft successfully flies
Posted: October 9, 2003

Ever since the dawn of powered flight, it has been necessary for all aircraft to carry onboard fuel -- whether in the form of batteries, fuel, solar cells, or even a human "engine" -- in order to stay aloft.

But a team of researchers from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., and the University of Alabama in Huntsville is trying to change that.

2003 Pole Star Publications Ltd

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