Can humans get to a newly discovered planet in another star system? Sure, but it would take 60,000 years, says U-M Professor Aaron Ridley. Or someone like Tony Stark to invest in it.
In this video, Ridley discusses current and future technology options for getting to another planet, and what is needed to make that dream a reality.
ABOUT THE PROFESSOR: Aaron Ridley is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. His research interests include magnetosphere – ionosphere coupling, thermospheric and ionosphere dynamics, modeling of the near-Earth space environment, Data assimilation and geospace data analysis.