"Fancy-Shmancy Ion Engines"

Monday, March 23, 2009
I was listening to The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe this morning, and the interview was with my Celebrity Boyfriend Phil Plait.

During the interview, talk turned to ESA's GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer). Dr. Plait was describing the mission, including its challenges, and pointed out that the satellite is using those "fancy-shmancy ion engines."

Hee!

This is why Phil Plait is my celebrity boyfriend. Making science accessible to non-scientists is, in my opinion, as important as continuing to push the limits of our understanding.

Thanks, Phil.

6 comments:

Konstantin B. said...

Ion Engines? Does that mean we'll be able to fly TIE Fighters in the near future?

Wendy said...

Cool beans! Ain't science grand??

WendyB_09

Janiece Murphy said...

Konstantin, if so, I call shotgun!

info said...

Sorry - I want a Viper!

Janiece Murphy said...

Welcome, info.

I'd take a Viper. Yep, yep.

vince said...

I'm an idiot, and info is me.

Hi!