Space represents the greatest challenge the human race will ever face simply because of its sheer immensity. Even our own backyard, the solar system, has trillions of cubic kilometers of absolute emptiness whose scale is not easily envisioned by earth-bound explorers.
Reaching across these vast depths will require technologies that will challenge the limits of human innovation.
Low energy pathways through space.
Cruising the Solar System a gram of fuel at a time.
Hot and dirty nuclear propulsion.
Catching the interplanetary bus.
Steaming between the planets.
|LORENTZ PROPULSION MICROPROBES|
Dusting worlds with thousands of tiny sensors.
|METASTABLE ROCKET FUELS|
Chemical rockets with the power of a nuclear drive.
Rocket exhaust as hot as stars.
|NUCLEAR PULSE DRIVE|
A GOOD use for nuclear bombs.
Harnessing the power source of the stars.
Sailing on currents of unfiltered sunlight.
Using the ultimate rocket fuel.
Flying on puffs of antimatter.
All you need is an advanced gamma ray mirror.
Manipulating gravity for propulsion.
From Star Trek, gravity wave generators and space/time coils.
Mining the vacuum for unlimited energy.
A million quantum jumps a second