More Efficient Science for Space Travel

Distances in space are vast and the perennial question is can we span┬áthose distances in reduced time and in a way that does not cost much in fuel and resource? No answers from me on this but just the question as I read an article on Ars Technica on planet formations. What if scientists had observational equipment much closer in proximity to the celestial bodies of interest? Now imagine if the process of getting there was more efficient. Perhaps there are bold ambitions that could be outlined as to the types of conveyance mechanisms (do not assume it involve engines), materials, and operating conditions necessary to meet the overall objective: getting to a certain point sooner.Read More »