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A futuristic project proposed by the British Interplanetary Society to send a robot probe to nearby stars. The probe, 20 times the size of the Saturn V Moon rocket, would be propelled by thermonuclear fusion (in effect, a series of small hydrogen-bomb explosions). Interstellar cruise speed would be about 40 000 kps.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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