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Ion-Powered Rockets Could Take Us to Distant Planets in a Fraction of the Time

Chemical rockets powered the space age, but we've taken them about as far as we can. Several new propulsion systems are on the horizon for future deep space travel, from accelerating xenon ions to harnessing the power of the sun.

Published On 08/15/2018
7:04 AM EDT
Ion-Powered Rockets Could Take Us to Distant Planets in a Fraction of the Time