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Space Transportation Science

Fusion Thrusters For Space Travel 192 192

Posted by Soulskill
from the trimming-parsecs-off-the-kessel-run dept.
kgeiger writes "John J. Chapman, a physicist and electronics engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, envisions a laser-pumped fusion drive. Chapman estimates the drive can produce thrust 40 times more efficiently than existing ion engines such as those on the Dawn mission now exploring the asteroid belt."
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Fusion Thrusters For Space Travel

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