Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense

Glen Wurden, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory in NM gave this presentation on using fusion powered rockets to intercept comets and large asteroids. The talk was at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, in Greifswald, Germany on Oct. 16, 2015 home of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X), Stellarator fusion project. Scroll to the bottom for a PDF version and to see the LANL TedTalk video on “Why Did the Dinosaurs Need Fusion Rockets Too?”

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