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Fraser
2013-Jul-09, 04:50 PM
NASA’s future in fuels will see less heavy metal. Literally. The agency just finished testing on a composite propellant tank that holds cryogenics, or super-chilled gases that are commonly used as rocket fuel (such as for the space shuttle). The agency brought the test tank down to -423 degrees Fahrenheit, put it through a few [...]

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publiusr
2013-Jul-12, 09:16 PM
Let's hope it does better than the VentureStar/X-33 tanks did.