Imagine being able to go to an airport in or near your home town, purchase a ticket, board an airplane, and within the next few hours find yourself in a low orbit around the Moon, cruising ao close to the lunar surface that you can see the remnants of the Apollo missions of 1969-72. Imagine being able to travel to Mars and back within a month. Imagine a fleet of vehicles capable of supporting the construction of cities in space, of moving all polluting industries into space, and of ferrying commuters into space on a weekly if not a daily basis.
Millions of people have held dreams like these, and visionaries from Jules Verne to Konstantin Tsiolkovsky to Robert Goddard to Werner Von Braun to Gerard K. O’Neill have urged us to take these possibilities seriously. Today, we finally have the means to make all these dreams a practical reality – a commercial space plane that can take 100 or more passengers into space at a time, deliver more cargo into space on a single launch than five Space Shuttles, and reduce the cost of putting people and material into space by a factor of one hundred.
The commercial space plane to which we refer is a Hybrid Nuclear Space Plane that uses a revolutionary new nuclear propulsion technology to deliver people and payloads into space with less than 1/100th of the amount of fuel required by conventional chemical rockets. The hybrid nuclear technology driving this amazing propulsion system uses an innovative combination of nuclear fusion and nuclear fission to generate power more efficiently, cleanly, and safely than today’s nuclear power plants, or any other man-made energy source.
Hybrid nuclear technology will not only revolutionize space flight, but it will also supply a nearly limitless source of clean energy for use on Earth, as described here. It will also usher ina new era of air travel here on Earth, as the same planes used to take people into space will be able to travel around the world in less than two hours. All of this with zero emissions of carbon or other toxic pollutants, and without generating any harmful nuclear wastes.
TransPower is teamed up with the Boeing Company to design a space plane that can harness the amazing power of this hybrid nuclear technology. For additional information on this exciting new human adventure, please visit the other links under Space Transportation on this site, or visit TransPower’s companion site, www.myspaceplane.com, which has been set up to allow people from around the world to contribute ideas and products to the fulfillment of this dream, and which will generate billions of dollars to help create our future in space through internet advertising and other forms of e-commerce supported by visitors to the site.