Have mathematicians found a cheap & easy way to get to Mars?

December 24, 2014 9:27 PM

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Traditional missions to Mars involve large rockets for both blasting off and slowing down.

Rather than blasting to the red planet and using rockets to slow themselves down, future craft could simply use planetary gravity fields to ‘drift’ into the Martian atmosphere. Once at the red planet, Mars’ own gravitational field could catch hold and pull them down.

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