US plan for biggest EVER spaceship Fusion II that could reach Jupiter in just 200 days revealed in secret Pentagon docs
A US PLAN for the largest space ship ever built that would be able to transport humans to Jupiter and back have been revealed in Pentagon files obtained by The Sun.
The documents involving deep space exploration and colonisation were released by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) – the Department of Defense's spy arm – after a four-year-long Freedom of Information battle.
They form part of 1,574 pages of real-life X-Files related to the Pentagon's secretive UFO programme, obtained by The Sun under the Freedom of Information Act.
One of the files includes plans and pictures a spacecraft dubbed, Fusion Ship II.
It shows schematics for a massively long and thin craft constructed around a small capsule and a series of reactor arrays.
The deep space craft which is propelled by IEC fusion, an experimental technology which uses electric fields to propel a ship forward.
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The plans describe how the space ship will be 300 metres long – almost three times bigger than the Saturn V rocket that took man to the Moon and nearly six time bigger than the Space Shuttle.
However, the craft would only a weigh a maximum of 500 metric tons – much lighter than previous spacecraft.
The proposed design would be able to take 10 astronauts to Jupiter with the trip taking 210 days there and 153 days back.
And that timescale would mean it could hit average speeds of up to 148,852mph – ten times faster than the top speed of the Saturn V rocket which took man to the Moon.
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The crew would be housed in a 12m diameter chamber which could be used for both sleep and exercise.
The spaceship will be one of largest ever made which will weigh only a quarter of that of the 2,000 ton Space Shuttle, according to the documents.
Speed would be key as one of the biggest challenges of space travel is the sheer time it takes to traverse the void.
Probes travellingto the gas giant Jupiter – which is between 365 and 601million miles from Earth -andhave previously had to travel for years.
Such long travel periods make manned space flight difficult – whilea ship travelling at speeds of Fusion II would make things much simpler.
"Human factors have not been fully evaluated in this design, but are thought to be acceptable with the short mission time achieved.
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"Fusion Ship II would be one of the largest propelled vehicles ever built, although its mass would be a quarter of that of the Space Shuttle at liftoff."
The Fusion Ship II plans are included in a scientific report called Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion, which was carried out for the DIA by contractor Bigelow Aerospace.
They form part of a huge haul of documents related to the secretive UFO programme – the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – requested by The Sun in 2017.
The DIA finally handed over the bombshell files to The Sun this month, which also include reports on how to communicate with aliens and studies into invisibility.
The bombshell Freedom of Information haul includes reports on the DIA's research into the health impacts of UFO sightings on humans – including burns, heart problems, sleep disturbances – and even bizarre occurrences such as "apparent abduction" and "unaccounted for pregnancy".
AATIP was a secretive Pentagon programme that ran between 2007 and 2012 to study UFOs.
It was outed by whistleblower Luis Elizondo, who headed up the programme, back in 2017.
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