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Old 05-08-2009, 05:12 AM   #1  
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"Johnson Space Center has been leading the development of a high-power, electrothermal plasma rocket — the variable- specific-impulse magnetoplasma rocket (VASIMR) — that is capable of exhaust modulation at constant power."
Nasa Tech Briefs - Variable-Specific-Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket
Info like this is humbling.
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