Vmedvil5 Posted April 29, 2022 Report Share Posted April 29, 2022 (edited) There has been a great deal of talk about hypersonic missiles lately in the news with Russia making a rocket that could travel 27 times the speed of sound, what if I were to tell you that is still very slow compared to other technologies that could be used to accelerate the rockets. What I propose is we take the learning that has happened in space flight with the creation of fusion powered rockets and apply this to today's Hypersonic rockets, it has been said that Fusion powered rockets can take humans from Earth to Mars in 30 days at a very fast speed of 67,000 mph. The Question I have is why isn't this technology being applied to Hypersonic Rockets down on Earth at those speeds you could make a trip around the world in 22 minutes. If the NASA designs for Fusion powered spacecraft are applied to weapons development by the Air Force or Military then you could see speeds of up to 87 times the speed of sound far passing current technology. The Future of spacecraft propulsion is Directed Fusion Drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Fusion_Drive) and Ion Thrusters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_thruster) shouldn't advanced weaponry reflect that we are in the space age. Edited April 30, 2022 by Vmedvil5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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