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NASA to Begin Fusion Reactor Testing Space.com

NASA will start testing a small-scale fusion reactor in about a month in what may be the first step towards building fusion rocket engines that could open the solar system to settlement and tourist traffic. The Gas Dynamic Mirror (GDM) Fusion Propulsion Experiment is one of several advanced ideas — ranging from demonstrated to way out — that NASA is investigating in its constant battle to more efficiently break free of Earth’s gravitational grip.