NASA Wants A New Hydrocarbon Engine



By Frank Morring, Jr. morring@aviationweek.com
WASHINGTON

Details emerging about NASA’s Fiscal 2011 budget plan in advance of critical hearings on Capitol Hill this week show the agency beginning work on a new kerosene-fueled first-stage rocket engine comparable to Russia’s RD-180, and a host of other technology-development projects the Obama administration believes were slighted in the push for a return to the moon….



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