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2010-02-27 07:05:00

A rocket scientist has gotten the attention of the US space agency, after he announced that a journey from the Earth to Mars could soon take only 39 days, cutting the travel time down nearly six-fold.

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2009-02-23 15:15:00

Scientists MIT are developing a rocket aimed at keeping satellites that orbit the Earth on their proper track.

2008-12-18 15:38:12

The U.S. space agency says it has signed an agreement that might lead to testing of a new plasma-based propulsion system at the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Ad Astra Rocket Co. of Webster, Texas, signed the Space Act Agreement.

2008-12-18 09:51:31

NASA and Ad Astra Rocket Company of Webster, Texas, have signed a Space Act Agreement that could lead to the testing of a new plasma-based space propulsion technology on the International Space Station.

2008-12-17 17:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Ad Astra Rocket Company of Webster, Texas, have signed a Space Act Agreement that could lead to the testing of a new plasma-based space propulsion technology on the International Space Station.

2006-07-20 10:36:40

By John McPhaul LIBERIA, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Better known for coffee, surfing and jungles, tiny tropical Costa Rica is now home to scientists working on a plasma rocket engine they hope will slash travel times to the moon and beyond.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.