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NASA Chief Wants to Cut Mars Travel Time in Half –

June 5, 2015

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said he’d like to cut in half the travel time required to send astronauts to Mars. Doing so will require advanced propulsion technologies — including, perhaps, nuclear rockets, Bolden said.

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Administrator Bolden says NASA should be funding the development of advanced propulsion to send people to Mars twice as fast as chemical rockets such as the SLS can go. That should be a no-brainer, but Congressional funders apparently don’t see it that way.

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