Jan 27, 2023

NASA just test fired a rocket designed to power long-term Moon trips

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A revolutionary new form of rocket has just been tested by NASA. Called RDRE, this new propulsion device could make long-term Moon missions viable.

NASA’s propulsion development engineers have built and tested the agency’s first full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine, or RDRE for short. This advanced rocket engine design could change how propulsion systems are built in the future in a big way.

NASA’s plan for a long-term presence on the Moon is called the Artemis program. The program’s goal is to set up a stable way to explore the Moon by the decade’s end.


This work comes as NASA begins to take the first steps toward establishing a long-term presence on the surface of the Moon.

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