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The X3 is made possible thanks to a collaboration among NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Michigan. It's a new type of propulsion engine that smashed records during test firings. This engine and other electric propulsion systems will help us reach distant planets faster than ever before. How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020 Subscribe! Thruster for Mars mission breaks records An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster. Plasmadynamics & Electric Propulsion Laboratory The PEPL mission: Make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft Identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station: Here's What You Should Know This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA officials have said. ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website Subscribe now! Seeker on Twitter Seeker on Facebook Seeker

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