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Making Space Rocket Fuel From Water Could Drive A Power Revolution On Earth

Saturday, October 1, 2016 17:14
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from The Conversation

– this post authored by Charles W. Dunnill and Robert Phillips, Swansea University

Researchers led by NASA’s former chief technologist are hoping to launch a satellite carrying water as the source of its fuel. The team from Cornell University, guided by Mason Peck, want their device to become the first shoebox-sized “CubeSat” to orbit the moon, while demonstrating the potential of water as a source of spacecraft fuel. It’s a safe, stable substance that’s relatively common even in space, but could also find greater use here on Earth as we search for alternatives to fossil fuels.

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