The EM Drive to be tested in space

You may or may not have heard about the Em Drive, an engine that is designed for space and breaks Newton’s Third Law which states ‘To each action there’s an equal and opposite reaction’. A normal engine works on the basis that you put fuel in, and it expels it out the exhaust to propel a craft forward.


With the EM Drive there is no fuel and no exhaust, the engine uses microwaves that are bounced around inside to create thrust. The engine has been officially peer reviewed and confirmed as breaking the laws of physics. The real exciting aspect here is that an Em Drive when scaled up into a much bigger unit could send us to Mars in just 70 days with no fuel needed.

If real space tests work then we could soon find ourselves exploring more of the solar system quicker than ever before.

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