NASA Kennedy Space Center is a toxic hell
The Nitrogen Tetroxide Scrubber (above) at the Oxidizer Farm for Launch Pad 39A. Image courtesy Kennedy Space Center. If you think about it, it makes sense. Rockets use all sorts of chemicals to fuel their flight. NASA has been using Cape Kennedy since the ...
THE COLUMBIA, CONT'D... NOW FOR THE REAL WORK
The flexing of the multijointed robot arm, with remotely controlled manipulations of its ''wrist,'' ''elbow'' and ''shoulder,'' should be the most visible symbol of what will ... Then a spill of nitrogen tetroxide propellant Sept. 21 damaged tiles near ...
Pique the Geek 20110508: Nitrogen, Common and Essential
If left in it long enough to come to 77 K (the degree symbol is not used in that system), matter becomes unusual. If you ever happen on to some liquid nitrogen, take a rubber band, and with tongs, dip in into the cold material. After the boiling stops ...
Stricken Mars probe stays silent
What is more, most of the 13 tonnes is made up by the propellants unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) and dinitrogen tetroxide (DTO), both of which are toxic. It was the presence of a large quantity of toxic propellants on the returning spy satellite ...
Aerojet Delivers 100th HiPAT(TM) Thruster
June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE ... includes a series of liquid bipropellant engines using the propellant combination of nitrogen tetroxide (MON-3) oxidizer and either monomethylhydrazine (MMH) or hydrazine (N2H4) fuel.