Thursday, October 14, 2004

Mars Gets Closer

Two articles from

  1. The next Mars orbiter will look for landing sites for future surface missions as well as take higher resolution pictures and test a number of new technologies which will aid future missions.
  2. NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts is exploring a new interplanetary propulsion concept called magnetized-beam plasma propulsion which could someday open Mars and the rest of the solar system to humanity. They're talking Mars missions with "there and back" times of 90 days!


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