VASIMR: Replacing chemicals with plasma: easy, affordable, fast and economically rewarding

The single biggest thing preventing us from exploring further and for longer in space is the ability of our rocket engines to take us where we want to go in an efficient manner,” says Dr. Michael Griffin, former head of NASA.

Dr. Griffin was speaking on an amazing video created by Ad Astra, a company founded by former astronaut Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz.

The principal presenter is Dr. Chang Diaz a soft spoken man, a man who lets the power of the truth carry the weight of convincing the listener.

The video makes the case for Ad Astra’s Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) by first citing the benefits of an inexpensive rocket engine.
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