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Rocket Powered By Nuclear Fusion Could Send Humans to Mars


Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, study, space, fusion driven rocket, space travel )

Giana
- 616 days ago - phys.org
A concept image of a spacecraft powered by a fusion-driven rocket. In this image, the crew would be in the forward-most chamber. Solar panels on the sides would collect energy to initiate the process that creates fusion.



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Darren Woolsey (108)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:09 am
We also need to develop technologies to go beyond Mars...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:13 am
Noted , thanks .
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:23 pm
yeah, and the helpful friendly aliens could land tomorrow afternoon and give us a spacdrive that would make fusion unnecessary. good that humankind doesn't have other problems to deal with.

and fusion power could provide unlimited energy too cheap to meter in only a few decades --- as some have promised(/suggested) for decades

 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:58 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Freya H. (313)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:38 pm
We need MORE space exploration, especially manned (and, yes, womanned) missions. We need to set up a permanent base on Mars. Yes, such should be an international effort. Eventually, we need to extend humanity beyond this little solar system. Whether we travel by fusion, ion propulsion, or space dragons, if we want our species to survive we must plant humanity elsewhere. Perhaps by then we will have learned how to take better care of good planets.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:12 pm
Space travel isn't fun to me.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:44 pm
Fascinating and intriguing.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:17 am
Very interesting. Thanks Giana.
 
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