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Fraser
2009-Oct-06, 06:00 PM
Using traditional chemical rockets, a trip to Mars at quickest — lasts 6 months. But a new rocket tested successfully last week could potentially cut down travel time to the Red Planet to just 39 days. The Ad Astra Rocket Company tested a plasma rocket called the VASIMR VX-200 engine, which ran [...]

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sohh_fly
2009-Oct-06, 07:06 PM
NASA-car speedway soon open.
I hope this really works out.

trinitree88
2009-Oct-07, 12:35 PM
Now that's an interesting technological leap. The next issue will be funding. Looking forward to their test program results. I'd like to see a human on Mars within the decade. A 100 day trip, 39 out, 39 back, food and water and supplies for ~ 22 days on the surface.:eek: pete

A.DIM
2009-Oct-07, 12:50 PM
No doubt, pete!

Moreover, it's been suggested that we can half the cost and danger as well: one way trips.

:eek:


Hell, I'd go!
:D

trinitree88
2009-Oct-07, 06:48 PM
No doubt, pete!

Moreover, it's been suggested that we can half the cost and danger as well: one way trips.

:eek:


Hell, I'd go!
:D

A.DIM:lol: Yep, me too. Always wanted to be the first man on Mars, and I know at least a few people who'd be willing to chip in to see it happen, not necessarily because they thought I'd enjoy it.:shifty::doh::lol: Pete