Fusion technologies and space exploration together encompass and demand all of the most important scientific and technological revolutions immediately before mankind. The most logical next step is to embark on an international crash program to industrialize the Moon, with a leading emphasis on the helium-3 fusion fuel resources in the lunar surface. This sets the basis for the colonization of Mars, and further exploration.
As with the 1960's Apollo program, developing the new technologies, the manufacturing capabilities, and the intellectual skills within our population to achieve these goals will drive the economy forward in ways nothing else can.
In a series of international webcasts in 2009, Mr. LaRouche stressed that this perspective for a fifty year commitment to a Moon-Mars colonization program must become the leading edge of a reform of the global economic and financial system.
The Fusion Economy
Fusion technologies create the basis for much more than abundant, cheap power. The limits of "natural resources," for example, can be completely transformed.
The Woman on Mars — LaRouche's Classic 1988 Broadcast
In his 30-minute, 1988 nationally-televised campaign broadcast, Mr. LaRouche presented a 40-year strategy established a manned scientific outpost on Mars, and showed how this would revive and revolutionize the US economy back on Earth. This classic is a must watch!
More on Fusion
Fusion For Space Travel
Fusion rockets will be critical for opening up the solar system to exploration, development, and colonization. In the following interview, Megan Beets of the LaRouchePAC science team speaks with Mike Paluszek, President of Princeton Satellite Systems, on his company's design for a fusion-driven rocket.
The Suppression of Fusion
Why don't we have fusion power today? Learn about the history of fusion power in the USA, including efforts to suppress the development of fusion. Read more: How the Malthusians Crushed The U.S. Fusion Program.