An Ion drive space engine has been used on aircraft for first time!

3 years ago — Long Read

Imagine an aircraft engine that has no moving parts, produces no harmful exhaust and makes no noise. That’s what researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US...

Is this the Ion Thruster that Might Send Humans to the Red Planet?

4 years ago — Quick Read

NASA has been developing an Ion Thruster for a future mission to Mars. Last week the prototype device broke several records - does that mean t the technology is finally...