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Wednesday, January 15, 2003



Propulsion on a Manned Martian Expedition

A Saturn V rocket.
A Saturn V rocket.
Credit: Unknown
Kevin Reimund, or Zzap, sent us an article entitled, Propulsion on a Manned Martian Expedition. This is a well-researched article, packed with 20... count 'em twenty, propulsion methods. Here's the introduction:

One of the questions that plagues all of us when we even think about space travel is how will we get there. We took a step down when our supposedly "new" space shuttles set their maximum orbit at around 260 miles. Our previous, less sophisticated Apollo capsules with a computer no more powerful than a graphing calculator brought men all the way to the moon. These are some possible propulsion systems that might be used on any interplanetary or interstellar voyages.


- posted by Alex @ 16:11 EST