You probably heard about some of the not-so-real nuclear fusion projects in the past. Well it turns out that researchers haven’t stopped looking there:
Nuclear fusion propulsion: Decades ago, researchers talked of using nuclear power to blast spaceships to distant destinations. (Just look up “Project NERVA” or “Project Orion.”) “Aurora” assumes that we’ve figured out how to harness fusion power in space by the 26th century, but companies such as Redmond-based MSNW are aiming to do it long before that. (MSNW is also working on an electromagnetic thruster that calls to mind the current controversy over the EM Drive.)
What will they invent next? Check the next page for the answer!