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Plasma Rocket Technology Receives NASA Funding Boost

August 11, 2015

A potential advancement in the United States’ electric propulsion capability for the future of spaceflight is being underscored by a new NASA contract to support work on the VASIMR project – short for the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket. VASIMR works with plasma, an electrically charged gas that can be heated to extreme temperatures by…

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NASA funds continuing development of VASIMR plasma rocket engine.

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