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I read many of the archives about photons and the speed of light, so I'm well prepared to ask this question. Say there's a spacecraft sitting in space. If the spacecraft was totally surrounded in and by photons (massless light particles), then why couldn't the spacecraft achieve the speed of light since by surrounding it, you could make the craft massless? Photons naturally travel at the speed of light or faster when they are "born". So, the craft inside the field should be influenced by the photons (and since photons have inertia and momentum), shouldn't the spacecraft be acted upon by the photons and be accelerated to the speed of light, or beyond? Thank you for the time you have taken to answer my question!
Re: Photons and a spacecraft.
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