We need better wheels. Space is a vast, hostile place. If the human race ever really decides to push into the Solar System and explore the celestial neighborhood, we will have to develop a propulsion system and power sources that are well beyond the performance of current technology. The vast distances, intense radiation fields and hazardous environments necessitate reducing mission times as much as possible. To achieve shorter mission times, we need propulsion systems with a higher ...


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