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Last Wednesday, the Ad Astra Rocket Company tested what is currently the most powerful plasma rocket in the world. As the Webster, Texas, company announced, the VASIMR VX-200 engine ran at 201 kilowatts in a vacuum chamber, passing the 200-kilowatt mark for the first time. The test also marks the first time that a small-scale prototype of the company's VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) rocket engine has been demonstrated at full power.
Originally posted by Aquarius1
Now that they may destroy the Moon we have to hurry up and get to Mars so they can destroy them next.
Though I doubt we will be seeing any man mission to mars, for a while. They still haven't factored everything about the planet's surface, and how humans would be able to survive.
If things don't go horribly wrong, I can see humans colonizing the moon,
and maybe even establishing a base on mars by the end of this century.
If it could take 39 days to get there,how many days would have past on earth?
So it only come into play at light speed?
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The boundary is not sharp. Corrections to Newton's laws go like (v/c)^2, so to get answers to 1% accuracy, a particle becomes relativistic when its speed is more than 10% of the speed of light.