To Mars and Back in 80 Days

February 10th, 2009

In 1873 Jules Verne published the novel “Around the World in 80 Days“, in which an English Gentleman attempts to circumnavigate the Earth on bet. At the time the story was taken as simple fiction.

In 1889 Nellie Bly actually succeeded in making the trip and did it in just 72 days.

Today the Space Shuttle can make the trip in about 90 minuets.

A new plasma based rocket engine system, named Vasimr, has just recently been approved for testing on the ISS in 2012. The new engine could make it possible to travel to Mars in as little as 39 days, making around trip voyage of less than 80 days.

could we finally be on the Brink.

Nasa Web Site

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Crime

2 Shot at Holocaust Museum in DC

Security guards and an elderly man exchanged gun fire at the Holocaust Museum in DC. One Security guard and the gunman have been taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The gunman has been identified as 88 year old James Wenneker von Brunn who has ties to white supremacists groups and was jailed in the 1980′s for attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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