Any transfer orbit better than Hohmann?

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Hey guys,
I did some basic research on the transfer orbit to Mars.
It turns out that Hohmann Transfer Orbit is the most fuel efficient.
What I really want to know is that if there is any other type of transfer orbit proven valid that is the quickest.
Really appreciate your help!
 

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The Hohmann Transfer Orbit is *definitely* not the fastest, its actually quite slow.

The problem with your question is that its missing some stuff.... you *could* get to mars at essentially arbitrarily close to the speed of light----its just a matter of how much energy you are willing to expend. So you need some additional parameters.
 

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