Interplanetary Nuclear Fusion Rockets, A Mini-Documentary


Published on Jun 3, 2018

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Interplanetary Nuclear Fusion Rockets, A Mini-Documentary | AsteronX In the 40’s it was thought that humankind would move out into and conquer space, commercializing it—eventually leading to routine flights around the solar system and even beyond. The science fiction of the day portrayed such a grand and awe-inspiring future, from Buck Rodgers, to Isaac Asimov’s Galactic Empire and Foundation novels, to the German science-fiction series Perry Rhodan—stories that the creators of Star Trek and Star Wars grew up with and were inspired by. As the Star Trek and Star Wars, that we all know and love, were inspired by these stories of atomic-rocketships, if we want a future anything like these loved works of fiction—excluding the faster-than-light drives for moment—we will need atomic propulsion. Part I. The First Fusion Rocket: The Orion Part II. Robert Zubrin’s Nuclear Saltwater Rocket Part III. An Orion Improvement: Mini-Mag Orion Part IV. A Pure-Fusion Design: Project Daedalus Part V. PennState’s ICAN-II: Antimatter-Catalysed Microfission/fusion Part VI. Aneutronic Fusion: Proton-Boron Fusion Part VII. Fusion Around the Corner: Ultra-Dense Deuterium Part VIII. Return to Antimatter-Catalysed Fusion As a final note, let’s supose that a new fusion engine was developed that is capable of taking off from the ground without spraying out deadly neutron radiation. If SpaceX’s BFR were re-designed to utilize such engines, perhaps a manned Mars mission could be achieved sooner… We want to thank & give credit to the following: Our Patrons SpaceX for the use of their image Winchell Chung of Atomic Rockets (projectrho.com) for the use of his information & images Wikipedia for the use of their articles & images NASA for the use of their images & videos Audiojungle.net for the use of their music: Song – Epic Hero Song – Epic Hero version 2 Song – The Grand Fairytale Adventure Song – Michael Jorns Epic Theme 3 Aleksander Ryszka via Sounds4media.com for the use of his music: Song – Introduction-full length track Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech for the use of his music: Song – Peaceful Desolation Song – Send for the Horses

 

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