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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2019, 10:20:46 AM »
I'm still impressed with how they managed to get the physics right, including orbital mechanics. Even with fusion engines, there is a limit to how many G's the ship can undergo, because there is a limit to how many G's the inhabitants can survive. And the part where he has the computer plan an unpowered gravity assist. (not going to spoil with details)
The books are great at this sort of thing, along with the biological difficulties of living in space. 

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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2019, 12:26:31 PM »
I'm still impressed with how they managed to get the physics right, including orbital mechanics. Even with fusion engines, there is a limit to how many G's the ship can undergo, because there is a limit to how many G's the inhabitants can survive. And the part where he has the computer plan an unpowered gravity assist. (not going to spoil with details)

That space battle is so fucking awesome, and (mostly) accurate.
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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2019, 08:59:46 PM »
I'm still impressed with how they managed to get the physics right, including orbital mechanics. Even with fusion engines, there is a limit to how many G's the ship can undergo, because there is a limit to how many G's the inhabitants can survive. And the part where he has the computer plan an unpowered gravity assist. (not going to spoil with details)
The books are great at this sort of thing, along with the biological difficulties of living in space.

Agreed. They're about the most technically realistic science fiction books I have read.
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Re: The Expanse - Syfy/Space
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2019, 10:24:52 AM »
I hope that Amazon doesn’t mess up that realism.
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