How an Atomic Clock Will Get Humans to Mars on Time

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Time in space is a backdrop against which the larger story plays out. In this screencap, we see  there is a disparity between Actual and Flight times, brought about by interstellar travel

 

 

The implications of interstellar travel across those vast distances, and how that might affect relations back home, is very appealing to me.

Figuring out how to travel distances has invoked accurate timekeeping for hundreds of years.

The Deep Space Atomic Clock at NASA is  being used to help blaze the trail to Mars. That really discussed gets my imagination churning!

Enjoy!

 

JPL navigators Todd Ely and Jill Seubert fly rovers to Mars. Now the pair have a new mission: helping to develop a future in which spacecraft and landers navigate themselves.
— Read on www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php

 

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