To the moon
June 22, 2006 12:52 PM Subscribe
Help me with the hard science behind a sci fi idea.
posted by Astro Zombie to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The idea is this: To save fuel, a tiny (I'm figuring small enough for a single inhabitant) spacecraft is launched from space (orbiting the earth) at the moon. It's not landing on the moon, simply passing it for observational purposes. To return home, the ship slingshots around the moon, so the only rocket fuel required would be the fuel to initialy get the ship started and a little for navigational needs.
Is this feasable? If so, how long do you reckon the trip would reasonably take?