Real-Life Space Rocket Systems Engineer Draws Out The Bubbleship!

Oblivion Movie AircraftOn the eve of the opening of ‘Oblivion’ in Japan, we’ve got something super cool to share with you!

What happens when a real-life space and rocket systems engineer draws Oblivion’s Bubbleship?

…A rocket systems engineer friend of TeamTC’s, Mike Paul Hughes, someone who’s worked on Nasa/JPL space missions, was so inspired by ‘Oblivion’ that he took it upon himself to sketch out a schematic of the Bubbleship! He said, in his social posting of the schematic…

“So for grins I derived the linearized dynamic equations of motion for the Oblivion bubble ship. Very feasible system given ultra high Isp rocket engines and very sporty adaptive control techniques, perhaps H-infinity…”

And guess what?

He concluded that the flight physics/math (see below) says that a REAL Bubbleship could be built TODAY! It really will fly! (The only limitation would be the rocket engines…today’s technology limitations would only allow them to burn for about 15-30mins at the scale depicted on the Bubbleship, but still! Wouldn’t it be awesome to fly a real Bubbleship?)

We thought this was SOOOOOO cool, we just had to share it with you!

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If you have any questions for our real-life space rocket systems engineer regarding the Bubbleship, leave them in comments below!

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