The pilot had hung out his lights, which was very necessary in these seas crowded with vessels bound landward; for collisions are not uncommon occurrences, and, at the speed
she was going, the least shock would shatter the gallant little craft.
We were not long in the shaft, and possibly the very fact of our enormous speed saved us, for evidently we started in the right direction and so quickly were we out again that we had no time to alter our course.
We plunged through the cold camp fog without diminishing our speed, and in a moment emerged into the glorious light of the two moons and the million stars.
And I knew too that Xodar spoke the truth when he lauded the speed of his little craft, for nothing that cleaves the thin air of Mars can approximate the speed of the ships of Helium.
Long did the three friends look without speaking, though united in heart, while the projectile sped onward with an ever-decreasing speed
. Then an irresistible drowsiness crept over their brain.
Quickly completing the repairs we rose together into the still, cloudless Martian sky, and at great speed
and without further mishap returned to Zodanga.
The hybrid easily reached speeds
of 155 km (96 mi) per hour.
(The hard coating, incidentally, helps extend tool life.) The balance that is provided by the adjustment is particularly important for boring at high speeds
with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) or cubic boron nitride (CBN) tools, especially as this facilitates improved surface finish.
The newest Sprint PCS Connection Card will enable average user speeds
of 400-700 kbps and peak rates of up to 2.0 Mbps in EV-DO coverage areas and average user speeds
of 50 to 70 kbps, with peak speeds
of up to 144 kbps, on the 1XRTT portion of the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.
New networking speeds
are commonly used first as an aggregator link to relieve congestion on busy links already in existence.
"The cost is nearly half of what the high speeds
have," says Labry.
Its two-speed transmission offers travel speeds
of 3 MPH in first gear and 8 MPH in second.