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Space Propulsion

Developing capabilities to support NASA’s mission to take astronauts to a variety of deep-space destinations, through innovations in propellant management and chemical, electric and nuclear propulsion technology.

Solar Electric Propulsion

Solar Electric Propulsion

“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” —Inscription on Columbus’ ships

100-lbf liquid oxygen_liquid methane engine shown in a NASA test facility

Chemical Propulsion Systems

Designing and testing chemical propulsion systems and nuclear thermal engines for satellites and spacecraft, in support of NASA’s space exploration missions.

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