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NASA lights humongous rocket that goes nowhere ... until 2019

Zmodem

if you have government backing, the most you need is a 0.5MW nuclear reactor for a 900 ton shuttle full of 3d star map navigation, topologal radar navigation system and a full science lab with catscans etc in, if you not carrying a satellite etc

you could easily generate 500,000KW from normal fuel, you just would'nt be able to go beyond the moon

the average cargo ship on the sea's needs a constant 50->75MW

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