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NASA Space Launch Initiative’s Next Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle May Fly On Kerosene

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August 6, 2002
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The kerosene that lights your heater or stove might be the same type of fuel powering the nation's next space vehicle. Kerosene – almost as common to American life as gasoline – is being considered as a fuel for two main engine candidates for a second generation reusable launch vehicle, now in development by the Space Launch Initiative. The Initiative is NASA's technology development program to design a complete space transportation system with increased safety and reliability at a lower cost.

The kerosene that lights your heater or stove might be the same type of fuel powering the nation's next space vehicle. Kerosene – almost as common to American life as gasoline – is being considered as a fuel for two main engine candidates for a second generation reusable launch vehicle, now in development by the Space Launch Initiative. The Initiative is NASA's technology development program to design a complete space transportation system with increased safety and reliability at a lower cost.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "NASA Space Launch Initiative’s Next Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle May Fly On Kerosene." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 August 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020806080142.htm>.
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2002, August 6). NASA Space Launch Initiative’s Next Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle May Fly On Kerosene. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020806080142.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "NASA Space Launch Initiative’s Next Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle May Fly On Kerosene." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020806080142.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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