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2009-10-08 08:02:58

Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other water-bearing bodies.

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2009-08-21 13:25:00

NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, have successfully launched a small rocket using an environmentally-friendly, safe propellant comprised of aluminum powder and water ice, called ALICE.

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2009-03-11 10:29:04

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2009-03-10 17:28:00

ATK Test Qualifies Upgraded Material Leading to Higher Performance ATK to Integrate new Igniter into Five-Segment Ares I Rocket for Test This Fall MINNEAPOLIS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) successfully conducted the first test firing of the igniter that will be used on NASA's Ares I first stage.

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2008-03-31 13:33:46

On 27 March 2008, the second stage motor for Vega - Europe's new small launcher - successfully completed a static firing test at the Salto Di Quirra Inter-force Test Range in Sardinia, Italy.

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2005-04-03 12:13:53

Did you know that NASA's Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters trace their roots to 12th century China, where the first rockets were developed for fireworks displays?


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