Space

The VASIMR Engine: How to Get to Mars in 40 Days

Chemical engines can only move us through the solar system so quickly, but a faster method is being engineered right now that could get us to Mars in just 40 days!

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Sources:

http://www.adastrarocket.com/aarc/VASIMR
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs21grc.html
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/Ion_Propulsion1.html
http://www.adastrarocket.com/GarRSBSept2004_article.pdf
http://adastrarocket.com/pressReleases/AdAstraRelease080917-final.pdf
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/02/nasas-longshot-bet-on-a-revolutionary-rocket-may-be-about-to-pay-off/
https://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasa-announces-new-partnerships-with-us-industry-for-key-deep-space-capabilities
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs21grc.html
https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/ion_engine_interactive/lev3.html

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vasimr.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VASIMR_spacecraft.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VASIMR_schemat_uproszczony.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Capturing_the_Solar_Maximum_Mission_satellite.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ssme_schematic_(updated).svg

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