Franklin's Warp Drive

Ad Astra VX-200 Plasma Engine Demonstrates Superconducting First Stage at Full Power

"Ad Astra Rocket Company has successfully demonstrated operation of its VX-200 plasma engine first stage at full power and under superconducting conditions in tests conducted today at the company's Houston laboratory. This achievement is a key milestone in the engine's development and the first time a superconducting plasma rocket has been operated at that power level."

Keith's note: During his confirmation hearing today, Charlie Bolden noted that: "Franklin Chang Diaz is my idol - he has a VASIMIR rocket that will take us to Mars in 39 days."

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