Πέμπτη, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Space Applications of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - NASA

The space shuttle docks with the International Space Station.For decades, NASA has relied upon hydrogen gas as rocket fuel to deliver crew and cargo to space. With the Centaur, Apollo and space shuttle vehicles, NASA has developed extensive experience in the safe and effective handling of hydrogen. For example, the rocket engines of each shuttle flight burn about 500,000 gallons of cold liquid hydrogen with another 239,000 gallons depleted by storage boil off and transfer operations. Experts at Glenn Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center and White Sands Test Facility are proficient with hydrogen propellant transportation, storage, system design, training, safety standards, hazard analysis, testing, vehicle demonstration, technology transfer and outreach. With the recent focus on human missions to the moon and eventually Mars διαβάστε περισσότερα...

Πηγή: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/hydrogen/hydrogen_2009.html

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