Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

+ - Fusion-powered rocket for manned Mars mission 1

Submitted by gkndivebum
gkndivebum writes: Principal investigator John Slough from the University of Washington has secured second round funding from NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts Program to expand on their work using magnetic fields to implode metal rings over a magnetically-confined plasma, compressing it to a fusion state. The superheated and ionized metal from the implosion would be used as a propellant via a rocket nozzle. Their proposal is discussed here (PDF).
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Fusion-powered rocket for manned Mars mission

Comments Filter:
  • ...does it blend?

    also, what warp speed does it reach and how much holodeck time will we have allocated each week?

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.

Working...