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Originally posted by NWguy83
Nasa has invested $75,000 (£41,500) in a six-month study to validate the concept and identify the challenges involved in developing it. It has invested the same amount in 11 similar proposals.
Projects that make it through this phase are eligible for as much as $400,000 (£221,000) more over two years.
A Mag-Beam test mission could be possible within five years if financial support remains consistent, Professor Winglee said.
ah ha! inspiration hit me why dont we attach the magnetic beam projectors on the back of the craft! that way well be 100% sure we could get to mars and back with no problems!
why cant we just use ion engines? DUH!!!
I still think that all this is a hoax. all of it. I believe the government has already got a much more efficient way to get up and out. We're just being told all that money is being invested. The government controls the media, you know, press releases and all. Although i have been wrong before(most the time) and this certainly would be an interesting way to go, but something about being close to plasma scares me...
Why would you need another projectors at Mars? haven't these guys ever heard or aerobraking?!? I swear, they come up with one toy and forget everything else they know about space travel!