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Re: RE: starship-design: Hull Materials

In a message dated 11/11/97 3:51:20 AM, wharton@physics.ucla.edu wrote:

>>Which brings us to deceleration, NOW the shields need to be at the BACK 
>>the ship, not the front...
>This is especially problematic when you consider that you need holes in 
>the back for the engines to spew out propellant.  How could we 
>conceviably have shielding there??

Use the fuel as a shield, and move the engines in frount of the fuel ship
stack just before the decel burn.  The engines exaust should clear the way