The VASMIR engine uses magnets to super heat gas into a plasma that can drive a ship to Mars in just over a month. Take a look at how it works and ponder the possibilities.
Archives: Space Flight
James Cameron and a few other underachievers have announced plans to mine asteroids in space. But the state of property law in space is… up in the air. How would you encourage space entrepreneurship?
NASA’s trotting around the retired shuttles like it’s something to be proud of. But with nothing to replace them, should we really be celebrating?
Space junk came dangerously close to the International Space Station over the weekend. NASA’s response? Everyone into the lifeboats! But what about protecting the space platform America spent hundreds of billions of dollars building in the first place?
NASA ran through a lot of different plans after the launch of Skylab for space stations. One was truly interesting. But, of course, what we ended up with was the ISS.