NASA’s about to test a safer rocket fuel for the first time ever

green rocket fuel

The fuel that powers most spacecraft today is incredibly toxic
to living organisms. That’s normally not a big issue when you’re
sending something into space, but it can still pose some risks if a
mishap results in a spacecraft crashing back down to Earth. It’s
also a major obstacle for engineers who work closely with
space-bound hardware on a daily basis.

NASA thinks it might have a fix for all of this in the form of a
new, “green” fuel alternative that swaps highly toxic hydrazine
with a new formulation that much safer and, as it turns out, even
more powerful than modern rocket fuels.

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NASA’s
about to test a safer rocket fuel for the first time ever

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NASA’s about to test a safer rocket fuel for the first time ever