Inspired By Star Trek: Fusion Impulse Engine In The Works

NRM writes "With an ultimate goal to develop a nuclear fusion impulse engine by 2030 – a point in time where Earth will be the closest to Mars, at 51.4 million miles apart – the first goal is to reach what the scientists’ call a “Holy Grail” of energy propulsion technology, to achieve scientific ‘break-even’. And that means the point at which the energy derived from the pulse system equals or exceeds the energy being put into it."

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ArmrdChaos3226d ago

Uhh they forget about the small problem of momentum. Operating something at those speeds would require significant advances in material science otherwise the thing would literally rip itself apart...not withstanding what it would do to the human body.