October 06, 2009
I Have Seen the Future, and Its Name is VASIMR

A private company has now completed full-power testing of an ion engine that may be used to keep the ISS in the proper orbit. Ion engines are orders of magnitude more efficient than are chemical rockets, and may eventually be powerful enough to make huge differences in interplanetary travel times.

Posted by scott at October 06, 2009 06:23 PM

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