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Scientist's Laser Engine May Revolutionize Space Travel

September 27th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Source: Dailytech

In the past, photons thrusters have been relegated to science fiction as they were considered too unpractical for modern space flight. While such a device would have the advantage of nearly constant thrust, unlike a fuel rocket, photons have no mass so it could take years to equal the speed of traditional propulsion techniques.

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