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Interstellar Travel with Laser Light Propulsion

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Interstellar Travel with Laser Light Propulsion

In the past 60 years, only one human-made machine from Earth has left our solar system and is now in interstellar space. That was Voyager 1 launched in 1977. Today NASA and Russia are talking about building nuclear thermal propulsion spacecraft to take humans from Earth to Mars in maybe 45 days, much shorter than the nine months to get the rovers to Mars. But to get out of the solar system to even the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, 4.4 light-years from Earth – nuclear thermal propulsion would be too slow to do it in a life time. But what...

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