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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 32
Natural Sciences 11

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 101: Advanced Propulsion Systems

August 11th, 2008

Episode 104 of 465 episodes

Last week we talked about rockets. How they work and their limitations. This week we're going to look at the future of propulsion systems. From the ion engines that are already working to explore the Solar System to the prototype solar sails to futuristic technologies like magnetic sails, and bussard ramjets. This is how we'll travel to other stars.

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