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Future space travel engines have the potential to unlock the previously unreachable destinations across space. In order to do so we need to move away from chemical propulsion and find other ways to propel objects through space. Here are just a few ways that scientists are tackling this very problem.

By, Gavin Whale | Date: 03/10/2017

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The Breakthrough Starshot project aims to accelerate solar sail spacecraft up to one fifth of the speed of light, about 134 million miles per hour.

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If as a species we are to take space travel seriously we need to up our game! At the moment our space travel engines are abysmal, it takes way too long to get anywhere and it costs far too much. Future space travel engines need to be more efficient and provide a heck of allot more propulsion. Some believe that the future of space travel engines are nuclear powered, but this is way into the future and is a risky technology to be playing around with. However this is not an article about all the possible future space travel engines we will never see in our lifetimes, I do in fact bare good news for space enthusiasts though.

Future Space Travel Engines - The Conclusion

Space is about to get allot more accessible and these technologies will inevitably lead onto even better ones. We are living in exciting times for space geeks, suddenly colonising other planets does not seem like a crazy idea, even colonising other solar systems is becoming more realistic and this all begins with us being able to get there in a reasonable amount of time. Improved future space travel engines will continue to unlock possibilities in space, many of the world's richest are funding the space race 2.0 and from that we can only benefit.

Did you enjoy this article why not read more about the Benefits of Space Exploration to see how these future space engines could be put to use?

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