Forget three days, now physicist behind radical laser propulsion system
explains how we could get to Mars in 30 MINUTES
-Idea put forward by UC Santa Barbara physics professor, Phillip Lubin
-He wants to fire high-powered lasers onto sails on a wafer-thin craft
-Craft could be propelled to the red planet at 174.3 million miles per hour
-Has previously said that a large craft could get to Mars in three days
By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 15:57 EST, 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:07 EST, 27 February 2016
A small probe could get to Mars in less time than it takes to watch 'Interstellar'.
That's according to physicist, Phillip Lubin, who recently outlined how a probe could reach the red planet in just three days.
Now, Lubin says that time could be reduced to just 30 minutes by using extremely powerful lasers to propel a wafer-thin unmanned spacecraft.
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