Engineers conduct test of rocket engine powered by plastic waste

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A team of engineers with Pulsar Fusion has conducted a ground test of its plastic-waste-powered rocket engine at the UK’s Ministry of Defence military base in Salisbury last week. The team has posted a video of the test on YouTube.

Pulsar Fusion is a U.K.-based company established to find a way to make use of nuclear fusion as a power source, both for producing electricity and pushing rockets through space. The company has set a goal of developing and deploying a nuclear fusion rocket engine by 2025—one that could send a rocket…

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