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The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here, This Is How It'll Get Us to Mars

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Categories: Astronomy   |   Physics   |   Science  
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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.

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