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Eco Friendly Space Program

Eco Friendly Space Program

I admittedly haven’t paid a lot of attention to the restructuring of NASA’s shuttle program, but also admittedly, was very intrigued when I came across an article by Timon Singh on Inhabitat.com that used both the phrases “space shuttle program” and “environmentally friendly”. [1] Now, to give Singh credit, he was noting that the program is anything but friendly to the earth, but nonetheless, I found he had me at “Eco Facts Behind NASA”.

Singh goes on to detail how, “once the shuttle is in orbit its systems are fueled by more environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cells.” This is, in fact, pretty cool to begin with, but more to the point, Singh wonders why it took so long for the rest of us to catch on to technology NASA’s been using for decades.

That’s only one of his many cool factoids and insights on the program and its correlation (or perhaps lack thereof) with environmentalism. Check out the whole article on Inhabitat.com.

 

- Jocelyn Broyles

 

[1]The Eco Facts Behind NASA’s Legendary Space Shuttle Program, Timon Singh, July 14, 2011

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3:35PM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thanks

1:02PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Thanks

3:34AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Thanks for the information

6:24AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

Good information, thank you..

2:42PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

thanks

6:49AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

interesting

5:10PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

interesting, thanks.

12:12PM PDT on May 6, 2012

Thanks

4:10PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Beautiful, just love the pictures of these trees.

1:49PM PST on Feb 1, 2012

Who are they trying to fool?! Rockets use eider nuclear (rarely thank god!) or chemical engine....

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