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SpaceBear

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I would like to ask why it takes so long to create nuclear fusion power plants.

The world's first nuclear fission power plant to generate electricity was started in 1954, some nine years after the nuclear fission bomb was detonated.

Now we are more than 50 years after the first nuclear fusion bomb was detonated and still, not even the test nuclear fusion plant was completed (ITER). The first nuclear fusion plant to supply energy to the grid will be after 2050 (PROTO), some almost 100 years since the first detonation of a thermonuclear bomb.

This is ridiculously slow. What takes them so long to make such power plants?

Thanks