(EXPRESS) — THE NASA scientist who recently claimed the space agency has plans for a spaceship to get to Mars in just three days, has stepped it up a notch by now claiming that they will able to get it there in just 30 minutes.
Phil Lubin announced in a video blog for NASA – NASA 360 – that they are working on laser propulsion technology which could get a spacecraft from Earth to Mars in as little as three days.
The space agency describes a craft which is currently being developed and would rely on a technology known to experts as “photonic propulsion” which would allow spaceships to explore space at 30 per cent of the speed of light.
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However, the scientist behind the claim has now said that it could take just 30 minutes in the future when the technology has become more advanced.