Ignition!

The National Ignition Facility – a humongoid stack of lasers all aimed at a tiny target to try and compress it until it fuses – announced today that they had “positive fuel gains,” meaning that fusion happened and that more energy came out than went in.

Clearly, this is big news for power generation on Earth.

But, with this breakthrough, I want to do something slightly different.

The ignition rocket!

The ignition rocket!

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