A group of University of Washington researchers is working on a completely new kind of spaceship that could make relatively fast interplanetary travel possible: a nuclear-fusion rocket that will shorten the time of a trip to Mars "from eight to nine months to less than three."

I hope it works in the short term. Humanity needs a new propulsion method because we are still in the Stone Age 0f space exploration. It is not a warp drive, but we need to get to the bloody Iron Age already.