Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 3 years ago

    Kenny, didn’t they tell you not to fly kites in outer space!

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    One irradiated spleen coming right up.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    One interesting concept in sci-fi is using solar wind to push a spacecraft.
    ‘Let the wind be at our backs.’

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    For any of you comets out there, as you read this, Voyager one is actually leaving the heliosphere and is probably in interstellar space right now. What a plucky little craft….In some ways it’s one of our most amazing achievements…

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, thinking about the Voyagers kinda makes me dizzy…The way they used the gravity from all the planets to get energy to shoot to another one and beyond…Obviously there are people who are smarter than me…No need to be shy about that accomplishment…Sometimes humans are awesome….

  6. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    So where’s the barrier that gives you silver eyes?

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    re: kali39

    It’s the cosmetic surgery barrier. (Or the film coloring barrier)

  8. ragtime78rpm

    ragtime78rpm said, over 3 years ago

    Truly amazing. The solar wind strips the atmosphere from other planets… except ours, which happens to have life — and “coincidentally” a protective magnetic field. Then this same solar wind (harmful at first) becomes a barrier that shields us from other harmful interstellar radiation. It’s almost as if Someone designed it all…but nahhh. Must’ve happened all by accident.

  9. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 3 years ago

    They call it Mariah.

  10. Chris Robinson

    Chris Robinson said, over 3 years ago

    Ensign Kenny would benefit from a Kite Eating Tree…

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago


    I’m sorry. Kenny was in outer space so I didn’t hear him scream.

  12. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago


    Believe. Or don’t believe. But don’t try to “prove” it with a logical fallacy.

  13. Astroman007

    Astroman007 said, over 3 years ago

    Ragtime, with billions and billions of planets, and billions and billions of galaxies, of course, life is going to arise somewhere, even by chance alone! And the tortured, convoluted process by which it arose on Earth, is further proof it was not planned.

    If it were by design, then why does UV radiation penetrate our atmosphere causing cancer?  Why are there tsunamis and earthquakes that kill thousands?  Why do asteroids smash into planets and threaten all life on Earth?  Pretty poor design, if you ask me!

    Keep in mind that other planets have magnetic fields (Jupiter’s is immense), that the Earth does lose atmosphere to the solar wind, and there is even some controversy over the role the magnetic field plays!  See

    Sorry, but intelligent design has no place in science— though it does apply to the wonderful Brewster Rockitt! :-)

  14. GoodQuestion

    GoodQuestion GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tim is always welcome to shoot the breeze here . . . ☻
    Birthday nod to R. A. Heinlein, a man of many words and worlds . . ☺

  15. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 3 years ago


    So far away that we won’t reach it until we have star ships with warp drives and captains named Kirk.

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