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

Alec Gallimore: “What you’re seeing is this energetic blue-greenish plasma that comes out of the thruster. It really looks like science fiction. In the end, we’re supplying electricity through a wire and an inert gas and we turn it into this beautiful plasma that’s moving at tremendous velocities that’s providing thrust that may one day […]