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SETI Star Wars propulsion drive soars towards reality

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 19 May 1999 12:23:28 -0400

http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/news/photos/1999/photos99-079.htm

The "hyperdrives" of Star Wars use fusion propulsion, an exotic technology
crossing the line between science fiction and reality.

Scientists and engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
in Huntsville, Ala., are developing a prototype fusion engine.

Marshall engineer Bill Emrich examines one of the magnetic coils
which will power the gas dynamic mirror fusion propulsion experiment.