Scientist says he can get humans to Mars in record time

While smaller unmanned crafts would take around 72 hours.

Ian Marsh | Apr 28, 2016


Many problems have hampered human exploration of outer space. It takes around five months for the fueled-based rocket ships to get to Mars making it time-consuming and challenging. But a scientist, Lubin at NASA says changing to proton-based energy would significantly reduce travel time.

Proton based rockets carrying human cargo would take around a month to get to their destination. While smaller unmanned crafts would take around 72 hours. The unmanned probes would be used significantly to make many trips leading to more data collection.
Lubin explained that proton splitting using laser beams created massive energy impulses able to thrust the rocket to longer distances faster. This is not only a more environmentally friendly, but cheaper in the long run.

"The human factor of exploring the nearest stars and exoplanets would be a profound voyage for humanity, one whose non-scientific implications would be enormous," said the scientist Lubin. "There are recent advances that take this from science fiction to science reality; there is no known reason we cannot do this."

The step forward is far from completion, but the research is being looked at a bigger scale. It would also allow space crafts to go further into the galaxy in search of new discoveries. It is also a practical fuel alternative for electricity creation.The proton-powered energy is a much safer alternative. With no active or flammable cargo, in theory, the craft would be less flammable. And without the large reservoir of fuel, rocket ships can be less bulky and efficient.

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