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This article is from the In-Depth Report The Future of Deep-Space Exploration

How an Energy-Efficient Spacecraft Could Revolutionize Space Travel [Video]

In a Skype interview, Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talk about the radical mission proposal they laid out in the December issue of Scientific American
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Energy efficiency is not just for appliances and vehicles on Earth—spacecraft that conserve fuel can provide a boost to humanity, too. In a recent article for Scientific American, Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory described how a resuable, fuel-efficient craft would enable unprecedented voyages beyond Earth's neighborhood. In the video below, Landau and Strange lay out the essentials of their proposal.

 

 

       

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