The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, better know as MARS. This research ship won’t directly allow us to sail over to Mars, it will in fact serve as a foundation for overseas travel and transportation in the future.
Let’s put things into perspective, we live in a world where gas prices continue to fluctuate, global warming is a factor, and money is as money is. The conquest of this 100ft unmanned floating device has but a single goal: to sail across the Atlantic Ocean with the use of wind and solar technology, acquiring an infinite amount of range, with crew of drones.
At this point we can only think of the possibilities that the Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship can offer. Acquiring information on possible unmapped territory, random discovery of exotic creatures, or even an insight on weather patterns and unknown phenomena.
If its voyage is successful, we then have the blueprints that could revolutionize overseas travel. The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship has a planned voyage set sometime in 2020, which also marks the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower from Plymouth to North America.
Story By: Nico Triunfante
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