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The Veteran

The Veteran

              Mark turned sideways to collect some sun on his sail while he searched for his prey. It felt good, energizing him to spring into action. But first he had to know where to go.

              A Quetzalcoatlus passed by on Mark’s right. Those huge wings were meant for soaring in the air, not much use around here. But there was still something graceful about it.

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Quantum vacuum plasma thruster

It sounds like something out of science fiction (especially when you call it that), but NASA says it works.

It seems to defy conservation of momentum and may work by interacting with virtual particles. And since three independently built ones have seemed to work, it probably isn’t an error.