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News from all over the solar system to people living in the early 21st Century / Chroniques de la conquête du système solaire
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How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before. [Interactive] - Scientific American

How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before. [Interactive] - Scientific American | Space matters | Scoop.it

A reusable, electrically propelled spacecraft would open up vast realms of deep space to human exploration. This interactive provides a walkthrough of the proposal laid out by Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange in "This Way to Mars", an article in the December 2011 issue of Scientific American.

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"Nuclear power to the stars" ? Won't you try a planet first

"Nuclear power to the stars" ? Won't you try a planet first | Space matters | Scoop.it

Fusion ships might lead to velocities of "tens of thousands of kilometres per seconds".

 

Of course, if you plan to go to the nearest star, you can be disappointed. So why do you stick to this delusion of interstellar travel and consider this : with such a speed, a travel to Mars is a matter of days !

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