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To the Moon, Alice!

13 Feb 2014, 17:38 UTC
To the Moon, Alice!
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It’s mesmerizing, isn’t it? The rocket standing there on the pad, a great number of eyes watching it in anticipation. The occasional glances at the sky to make sure the weather cooperates. The sound of the Flight Director’s voice as he or she counts down to the moment the engines fire and the craft begins to ascend. Ironically, this also is a reminder of our greatest limitation pertaining to space travel. Current rocket engines just won’t do for long-distance exploration. Now, as you know, Photos to Space recently extended an open invitation to all of our readers to suggest ideas...

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