The tech that could take us to the stars

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Ion thrusters, solar sails and nuclear thermal propulsion engines sound like sci-fi, but they’re very real technologies currently being tested. If these experiments get off the ground, they could extend humanity’s reach from the Moon and Mars, to the outer edges of the solar system – and beyond.

The tech that could take us to the stars

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