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Photo: Professor moves rockets closer to warp speed

At Future in Review conference, professor discusses his work on smokeless rockets.
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Jim Peoples and James Woodward

Jim Peoples, vice president of marketing at Grassroots Marketing, at left, and James Woodward, a professor at California State University at Fullerton, discuss Woodward's work on a thruster than emits only heat. If it can be scaled up to rocket ship size, this engine could radically transform the way space vehicles are constructed, Woodward said.

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