Bookmarks for 2012-04-11

April 12th, 2012 | brainjuice

  • Newfangled space-propulsion technology could help clean up Earth orbit
    "Winglee and his students continue research in his Johnson Hall laboratory on the possibility of placing mag-beam units in orbit around Earth and around a planet such as Mars that humans might want to explore. With a unit on each end – one to give a spacecraft a high-velocity push on its journey and the other to slow it at its destination – a mission to Mars could be accomplished in as little as 90 days, rather than the 2.5 years it would take with conventional means."
    (tags:space )

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