Researchers Work On Fast New Space Propulsion Reuters

Researchers said Monday they hope to be able to launch a spacecraft that will pass other probes to be the first spacecraft out of the solar system. Using a new propulsion system known as M2P2, it would be 10 times faster than the space shuttle and could zip by Voyager I, launched in 1977 and currently 6.8 billion miles away, at the very edge of the solar system.