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Name: debbie d wolski
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What steps are scientists taking to further space travel?

Most scientists in this area are working for travel in our solar system and around the earth. The distances and times are too large to be traveling anywhere else. There are some ideas about very light and small space craft with computers on board, but no persons. That might be interesting, but i t will take each very long time. NASA and China, and one private company are working on launch vehicles.

Samuel P Bowen

There's also the ESA (European Space Agency) and the Japanese ISAS (Institute for Space and Astronautical Science)


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