“Green” propellant could give rockets–and the environment–a boost

A team from NASA, the military and academia has developed and tested a simple solid rocket fuel of fine-grained aluminum and water ice that the researchers say could provide a cleaner alternative to propellants now in use.

The propellant, known as ALICE (for aluminum and ice), showed its stuff by shooting a nine-foot test rocket a quarter of a mile into the sky this month, according to NASA. More here.

Yes. I will be clean and green. Yay. It goes from point A to point B and destroy point B which will take who knows how much energy to re-build. But who cares……

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One thought on ““Green” propellant could give rockets–and the environment–a boost

  1. Any chance of being able to use those rockets on the Waikato Expressway anytime soon? Would save them having to finish it (since finishing it seems to be such a mission for em..)

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