Saturday, December 9, 2017

Chemistry Rockets to Mars

NASA is developing the most powerful rocket in history, the Space Launch System (abbreviated to SLS) to launch the spacecraft known as Orion. Orion is expected to carry humans beyond the Moon and on to Mars in the 2030s.
It is well known that engineers, physicists, mathematicians and computer programmers play a quintessential part in the design, development, launch, trajectory and landing of rockets and spacecraft, but what about chemists?
Chemistry also plays an important role in getting rockets off the ground.
Without an understanding of chemistry there would be no fuel, no thrust, no take-off!

Read more in the December 2017 issue of AUS-e-NEWS.

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