39 Days to Mars
NASA Selects Companies to Develop Super-Fast Deep Space Engine
Image © AD ASTRA
NASA announced it will partner with a variety of companies in new attempts to create more advanced space technology--including a new engine that could get humans to Mars in less than 40 days.
© AD ASTRA - A diagram showing how the VASIMR works
The engine rocketed to fame several years ago when it was revealed to cut a journey to Mars down from months to weeks. And even though it does require a nuclear power source, of which NASA has a shortage, after its successful test in 2013 the agency is considering employing it.
“We look forward to a very successful partnership as we jointly advance the technology to flight readiness.”
© AD ASTRA The VX 200 prototype VASIMR engine that could potentially be a part of the next Mars mission.
“This work ultimately will inform the strategy to move human presence further into the solar system.”
A Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), developed by Ad Astra, is an electromagnetic thruster for the propulsion of a spacecraft. It employs radio waves and magnetic fields to ionize and heat a propellant to generate a thrust for lift off.
Russia, US to Jointly Prepare Mars, Moon Flight Road Map – NASA
Image © NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center
Russia and the United States will work together on a roadmap to send humans to Mars and the Moon, according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA will jointly hammer out a "road map" program on flights to Mars and the Moon, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said on Saturday.
"Our area of cooperation will be Mars. We are discussing how best to use the resources, the finance, we are setting time frames and distributing efforts in order to avoid duplication," Bolden said.
The NASA chief also pledged to put US astronauts back on the Moon, saying that his country never abandoned its hope of a comeback.
Bolden added that in the future, NASA is planning "to attract more private developers to our joint exploration projects of the Moon and Mars," as well as initiate an ambitious program to harvest minerals from an asteroid.
The US-Russia cooperation on the development of the international Space Station is under way despite the fact that NASA halted the majority of its joint activities with Russia over the Ukraine crisis in April 2014.
The last US mission to the Moon was Apollo 17; its astronauts returned to Earth from its closest neighbor on December 19, 1972.
© Sputnik/ Ekaterina Shtukina Russia, US Aim to Create New Space Station After 2024 - Roscosmos Chief
From Sputnik News @ http://sputniknews.com/science/20150402/1020349394.html and http://sputniknews.com/world/20150328/1020132249.html
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