These 5 futuristic tech ideas could help us explore distant worlds

From the Moon to Pluto, these innovations could solve huge mysteries about our universe.

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People at the Artemis Moon base built by NASA

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Before humans can land on Mars or probe distant, icy worlds in our Solar System, we’ll need new technologies to get us there.

Every year, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program awards grant money to scientists and engineers to explore new technology concepts that could boost future space missions.