Star potential

Glaskin, Max
May 2005
Engineer (00137758);5/3/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7674, p28
Reports that research is being conducted in various countries on crewed space travel in fusion-powered craft. NASA to possibly send crewed craft to Mars using a fusion-powered spacecraft; Studies by the European Space Agency on the feasibility of open magnetic fusion propulsion; Replication and control of the kinds of reactions that go on in the center of the sun; Advantages and disadvantages of fusion propulsion.


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