How to Get to the Nearest Star before We Die — Photonic Propulsion

Why have We Not Returned?

Mars base

Propulsion Methods

How does it work?

Applications

Lightsail: solar sail created by the Planetary Society
Photonic laser propulsion

Is it possible?

“I think fundamentally the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we’re a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species than if we’re or not. You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. And that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about.” — Elon Musk, SpaceX

TL:DR

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