Planets

The Plan To Get To Mars In Three Days Explained

Scientists have just found a possible way to get to Mars in an unprecedented 3 days. What is photon driven propulsion and how does it work?

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A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight (UC Santa Barbra)
"Nearly 50 years ago we set foot on the surface of the moon and in doing so opened up the vision and imaginations of literally billion of people. The number of children ennobled to dream of spaceflight is truly without equal in our history. Many reading this will remember this event or look back at the grainy images with optimism for the future. "

Is Photon Based Propulsion, the Future? (Huffington Post)
"I first met Dr. Young Bae, NIAC Fellow, at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored 2011, 100 Year Starship Study (100YSS) at Orlando, Fla. Many of us who were there had responded to the NASA/DARPA Tactical Technology Office's RFP to set up an organization 'to develop a viable and sustainable non-governmental organization for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel viable.'"

How Long Does it Take to Get to Mars? (Space.com)
"If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the planets to the technology that would propel you there. Let's examine a few of the most important points."