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Old October 7 2012, 09:33 PM   #4
gturner
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Re: Impluse Engines to be a reality by 2030?

Li6 deuteride is the standard fuel for H-bombs. The first H-bomb used liquid fuel, and when the new solid-fuel weapon was succesfully tested the team sent the message "Why buy a cow when you've got powdered milk?"

In the article's picture of the test rig, you'll notice very large hex head nuts on the back of the engine. Real deep-space engines require big nuts, and that's why the Air Force seargent at Stargate Command is always walking around with the big crescent wrench.
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