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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon It's time for Ask Doctor Science! The Voyager probes, sent from Earth past Jupiter in the late Seventies, took about two Earth years to get there - even though they didn't stop, and stopping adds significant time to any space trip. A ship carrying people, which would require much more energy to accelerate than does a small probe, would take even longer; even the immensely overdesigned nuclear bomb-powered Orion Planetary would have required a three-year round trip. The standard interplanetary fleet of 2148 must use much better thrust technology than did Voyager if it only takes five weeks to get to Jupiter.

Post Script: Mike sent in his guess as to the next locale to be visited after I had written my "Jon sez" column last week. Mike, who provided no last name, is a mysterious person with only one name like Madonna or Prince or Batman.
(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs I realize that I have been using that same starfield background for forty-three pages now. I promise to get a new one as soon as I can.

Additional note: A Miracle of Science is the #6 search result on Google for "flying motorcycle". Woohoo!