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The Daedalus interstellar vehicle is designed to be propelled by igniting a series of fusion fuel pellets, 'not vastly different from a conventional internal combustion engine, where small droplets of gasoline are injected into a combustion chamber and ignited.' | Image courtesy Adrian Mann
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Using Fusion to Propel an Interstellar Probe

Is it possible to propel an interstellar probe using fusion? Find out if it is possible to propel an interstellar probe using nuclear fusion.

April 5, 2011
3:00 AM EDT

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