travel to Mars in a month

NASA believes that nuclear-powered rockets, could make the trip to Mars in around 30 days and cheaper than the conventional ones.

A concept image of a spacecraft powered by a fusion-driven rocket. Image © University of Washington

The NASA’s propulsion system, will use a nuclear reactor to heat hydrogen to create thrust.
In comparison, a grain of sand of material has the same energy as a gallon of rocket fuel.

The advances in manipulating nuclear fusion could means that we are now “a step closer to our nearest planetary neighbour.”

Lead researcher John Slough, said:

“Using existing rocket fuels, it’s nearly impossible for humans to explore much beyond Earth.

We are hoping to give us a much more powerful source of energy in space that could eventually lead to making interplanetary travel commonplace.”

fusion driven rocket

The fusion driven rocket test chamber at the University of Washington Plasma Dynamics Lab in Redmond.

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