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MM: A Laser-Powered Rocket Engine To Mars

In this episode, scientists are working on a photonic propulsion spacecraft that would travel at approximately 30 percent the speed of light, taking a trip to Mars down from five months to three days.

In this episode, scientists are working on a photonic propulsion spacecraft that would travel at approximately 30 percent the speed of light, taking a trip to Mars down from five months to three days. Learn about how it works here:

SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Are laser-powered rockets the future of inter-planetary travel? What other applications do you see for photonic propulsion here on Earth?

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