Date:9 February 2010
PM introduces a new ion plasma rocket under development by former astronaut Franklin Chang Daz. Employing his company’s Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) system, the rocket could theoretically travel from Earth to Mars in less than 40 days, using a tiny amount of fuel and saving hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Image credit: Ad Astra Rocket Company