Reality of interplanetary superhighway
June 29, 2009 Leave a comment
Interplanetary Superhighway is a virtual path in space time which connects planets and sun to each other in a similar way as highway. This system was discovered first by NASA Jet Propulsion laboratory engineer Martin Lo. According to NASA this superhighway will make space travel simpler. The solar system motorway is a virtual network of winding tunnels and channels around the sun and planets. Each planet and moon has five location in space, where one planet’s(or sun) gravity balances another. These locations are Langrange points. Spacecraft can orbit at those points while burning little fuel. Engineer came up with superhighway by mapping out all the possible flight paths among the Langrange points to see how east or slow the spacecraft would travel. Experts say the superhighway flight path will drastically cut the amount of fuel needed for future mission(..?). Now NASA hopes to use the system for future human mission( which seems impossible in near future means one or two decades) by building spacecraft docking and repair platforms around the Langrange points. Though it seems sci fi , it is very difficult yet. Whether This story of science fiction is going to be an reality, it only depend on time and advancement of science .