A high-speed train to the Moon and Mars? This is how Japan plans interplanetary travel


What sounds like a sci-fi movie can become reality if Japanese technology is to be believed. Humans will be able to travel across different planets on a train in the near future! Yes, you read that right. Japan has drawn up plans with the aim of sending humans to Mars and the Moon, according to The Weather Channel India.

Japan planned to build a glass habitat structure that would copy Earth’s gravity, atmosphere, and topography to make us feel at home.

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan, in collaboration with Kajima Construction, are working on the plan that could disrupt space travel, the Weather Channel reported. The researchers announced this last week at a press conference, the EurAsian Times reported.


The Japanese researchers’ interplanetary transport system is called “Hexatrack”. Hexatrack would maintain 1G gravity during long-distance travel to mitigate the effects of prolonged exposure to low gravity.

The trains will also have hexagonal-shaped capsules called “Hexacapsules” with a moving device in the middle.

According to the Japanese researchers’ proposal, a mini-capsule 15 meters in radius will connect the Earth and the Moon. To connect the Moon and Mars, a capsule of 30 meters in radius will be needed.

Now, the capsule will use the type of electromagnetic technology used by Maglev trains in Germany and China.

While the station on the moon will use a gateway satellite and will be known as Lunar Station, the station on Mars will be called Mars Station. It will be located on the Martian satellite Phobos.

According to the Human Spaceology Center, the ground station will be called Terra Station and will be the successor space station to the International Space Station (ISS).

The space train, known as Space Express, would run on standard gauge track, Mashable India reported.


Much of the space transportation system neglects the importance of terrestrial natural capital. However, researchers at Kyoto University are planning to build a habitat that would recreate the facilities on Earth.

The researchers aim to build a shrunken living structure in the shape of a champagne flute with artificial gravity, green spaces and bodies of water, and complemented by public transport. The structure will be known as “The Glass”.

Low severity is a major concern as it can affect reproduction. The university’s researchers aim to stem this concern. The structure will create artificial gravity capable of generating gravity that would be equivalent to Earth’s environment by using the centrifugal force caused by the rotation of the moon and Mars in space.

According to Japan’s The Asahi Shimbun, the plan could take a century to become a reality. However, the researchers aim to build a simplified prototype version of the Marsglass and Lunaglass by 2050.

According to the director of the SIC Manned Cosmology Research Center and the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies at Kyoto University, Yosuke Yamashiki, what Japan has in store for space habitation is crucial to ensuring the realization of human colonization of the planet. space in the future.

Yosuke Yamashiki, director of the SIC Manned Cosmology Research Center and the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies at Kyoto University, says that

“Through discussions over the past few years, these three pillars that we are proposing this time are basic technologies that are not in the development plans of other countries and are indispensable to ensure the realization of human colonization of the world. space in the future,” he said.

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