While pursuing whatever they had in mind for aircrafts, Japanese Defense Ministry came up with a sphere flying prototype. The sphere body gave the flying craft the ability to land on all types of terrain. It could even hover and roll along the wall vertically in midair if it wanted to. It could fly up to 40 miles per hour.
To read more is to go insane with me on a fictional and hypothetical kind of imagination. Anyhow, read on my Jedi!
Imagining that we could build a much bigger version of it to carry humans. Inside the sphere craft, it should have a compartment which should be protected from the shock and external gyration. The inner compartment should roll or spin to create artificial, controllable gravity. While inside earth atmosphere, the inner compartment should manage somehow to allow passengers feel earth’s own gravity.
The inner compartment should hold an even innermost compartment, and this innermost compartment should not spin but stay steady so the passengers could walk around normally as if they hadn’t yet left earth.
Coupling this sphere flying craft with exotic power system which nobody had thought of yet to allow this very craft to fly even faster than anything we had ever imagined. I think we could have something so awesome which might be used in space for interplanetary traveling. Of course, the sphere flying craft should be able to fly within earth atmosphere also!
- “World’s First Spherical Flying Machine” Can Land and Fly Almost Anywhere [VIDEO] (mashable.com)
- Japanese Defense Ministry shows world’s first spherical flying machine (gizmag.com)
- Hoverballs!: Japanese Defense Ministry Shows Off More Of Its Flying Drone Sphere (geekologie.com)
- Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense shows off a flying sphere robot (w/ video) (physorg.com)
- Japanese Military Invents Tumbling, Flying Sphere (hardware.slashdot.org)