7 Future Technologies Captain Kirk Would Recommend for Interstellar Travel ...

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Scientists dream of someday boldly going where no one has gone before and discovering brand new planets to analyze, terraform and perhaps even colonize.

There's only one little problem: how are we going to cover the vast expanse between the stars, when light itself takes hundreds or even thousands of years to get there?

The answer is: interstellar propulsion.

1. Nuclear Powered Drives

Although not the safest of all propulsion systems we can conceive of, thermonuclear fusion definitely packs a good punch, and it's a kind of technology that we already have access to.

Sometime in the next 70-80 years, scientists expect to perfect fusion drives that could take us to the stars at speeds of up to 300 kms.

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