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View Full Version : New “Flying Tea Kettle” Could Get Us To Mars in Weeks, Not Months



Fraser
2012-Jun-27, 12:00 AM
At 54.6 million km away at its closest, the fastest travel to Mars from Earth using current technology (and no small bit of math) takes around 214 days — that’s about 30 weeks, or 7 months. A robotic explorer like Curiosity may not have any issues with that, but it’d be a tough journey for [...]

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IsaacKuo
2012-Jun-27, 03:10 PM
Normally, I'm not a fan of fusion schemes for propulsion or power. But this one catches my attention, because it uses lithium deuteride.

publiusr
2012-Jun-30, 05:08 PM
I also think a lot of Steve Howe, another pro-nuclear space advocate
http://fora.tv/2011/10/25/Steven_Howe_The_Center_for_Space_Nuclear_Research
http://www.csnr.usra.edu/

BigDon
2012-Jun-30, 08:53 PM
Normally, I'm not a fan of fusion schemes for propulsion or power. But this one catches my attention, because it uses lithium deuteride.

Could you explain the break through better then?

I don't understand.