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Saturday, March 27, 2004

The Slowest (And Fastest) Train In The Universe
The Mobile Transporter is a rail line about 100 meters long located outside the International Space Station (ISS. The train on it carries equipment at a top speed of 300 meters per hour, surely making it the slowest in our universe. The catch is that, being attached to the ISS, it also traveled at a higher speed of 28,000 kilometers per hour, which certainly qualifies it as a top speed performer.

RedNova tells us the story of this train, which weighs more than 13 tons, and can be operated by the astronauts aboard the ISS or from Mission Control on the ground. More details and references are available in this overview.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 12:58 PM

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