DailyDirt: How Will Anyone Get To Mars?

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Traveling to mars is going to be a really, really long term project. We had some fun on the moon and drove around up there in a nifty moon buggy, but we didn't have a commitment to stay there for very long -- or even plans to keep going there once we knew it could be done. Getting astronauts to mars requires a completely different level of planning than going to the moon. Current technology won't get us there (well, at least not alive and healthy), but maybe we're still making some progress with a few untested propulsion systems. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: astronauts, fission, laser propulsion, lightsail, manned missions, mars, nuclear energy, propulsion, rockets, space, space exploration, spacecraft
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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Mar 2016 @ 11:03pm

    Umm... no, the partial test ban treaty of 1963 prohibits nuclear weapon tests in outer space, otherwise Project Orion could have happened decades ago.

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