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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Michelle Malkin

Today Show Highlights Crazy

Michelle Malkin was on the Today show this morning promoting her latest edition of bathroom reading called Culture of Corruption. I think her and Orly Taitz would enjoy sharing a padded cell together. Matt sure seemed uncomfortable with some of the crazy hateful crazy claims that wacko was spewing.

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I won?t link to it from here but if you that desperate for toilet paper and want to read it I?m sure you can find it on Amazon.

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