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.

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This morning the Advocate reports on yet another suicide of a young gay man. 19 year old Raymond Chase, who attended Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island hung himself in his dorm room on Wednesday. According to Autostraddle?

Raymond Chase was a person who liked Harry Potter and Rugrats and was a member of the popular facebook group ?I cant spell ?bananas? without singing hollaback girl.? He?s not number five in a week of suicides, he?s a unique special person with friends and family who are devastated by his loss. He?s a gay college kid who sure seems happy but not that day, or maybe he?d never been, and something happened or something had always happened and he couldn?t do it.

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