I ran across the coolest article online this week. It describes how the US Navy became interested in the electromagnetic propulsion system Disney and their partner designed for the Rock n’ Roller Coaster ride at Disney Studios. The Navy began working with Disney in 1999, shortly after Rock n’ Roller Coaster opened on developing a new catapult system for their aircraft carriers.
NASA is also investigating this type of system to launch their various payloads into space.
Check out the full article at jalopnik.com, there are a couple of videos. One of the Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) during testing and one of Disney’s Rock n’ Roller Coaster.Did you enjoy this post? If you’d like more like it, please share it through your favorite social media by clicking the buttons below to let me know.