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Breaking the Deep-Space Barrier [Interactive]

How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before. Read more in our special report on deep-space exploration

A reusable, electrically propelled spacecraft would open up vast realms of deep space to human exploration. The interactive below provides a walkthrough of the proposal laid out by Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange in "This Way to Mars", an article in the December 2011 issue of Scientific American.

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