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Tag: Future Propulsion

TED Ed: Will future spacecraft fit in our pockets?

In this TED Education animated video short, we are presented with the ion drive and a future of smaller spacecraft – making for a cheaper and more efficient way of exploring space. When you picture a rocket, you might imagine a giant ship carrying lots of fuel, people and supplies. But what if the next …

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NASA Ames Research Center: Harold “Sonny” White | Advanced Propulsion

NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 12, 2014. Human space exploration is currently still in Low Earth Orbit. But what would it eventually take for humans to explore the outer solar system? If the ultimate objective is the stars, then what might that look like? How hard is interstellar flight? Dr. Harold White, Advanced Propulsion …

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NASA X: Power & Propulsion

Published on Nov 13, 2013 NASA’s Game Changing Development Program is developing new batteries, fuel cells and solar electric propulsion systems to move man and machine through space.