Now this Really Is Rocket Science

New research key to revolutionary ‘green’ spacecraft propellant at
Got me interested in this new material…liquid…which is REALLY cool, in a hot sort of way, look at this briefing by the Air Force Research Lab…this Rocket Fuel burns at 1600degC but it just sort of fizzles if thrown on a fire, sits there when hit by a hammer, does not create clouds of toxic fumes and while not a great ice cream topping is not wildly poisonous either…and this stuff was actively developed, not just stumbled across. Such is the power of modern research tools and materials knowledge.


The GPIM project aims to introduce AF-M315E as a green alternative to hydrazine (Credits: NASA).

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