Magnetic Satellite 'Tractor Beams' Won't Be What You Think
NASA's proposed magnetic control systems won't be strong enough to drag spaceships around. Sorry, "Star Wars" fans.By Evan Thomas | September 3, 2015
Maybe you saw the headlines: Tractor beams coming to orbit near you.
Technically, yes, but don't lock in auxiliary power just yet. (Video via 20th Century Fox)
It's true NASA has signed an agreement with Arx Pax, the company behind the Hendo hoverboard, to develop satellite control applications using the company's magnetic field architecture. (Video via Hendo Hover)