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NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket

NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket

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A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study. When NASA sends a rocket out to tow an asteroid into Earth orbit, it'll be ion propelled. Ion propulsion engines harness magnetic fields to create thrust, instead of depending on chemical explosions the way chemically …

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