This photo, taken during a test of the new rocket, shows a VASMIR prototype operating at full power in a vacuum environment. | Kat's Photography/Ad Astra Rocket Co.

Plasma Rocket May Shorten Space Voyages

Plasma rockets may shorten space voyages if tests of it prove successful. Learn more about plasma rockets and how they may shorten space voyages.

May 4, 2010
3:00 AM EDT