Comment BN Re: Interesting that they chose methane.


The SpaceX Nine Raptor Mars Rocket


Interesting that they chose methane. (Score: 5, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-09 12:45 (#BD)

Apparently this was at least in part in the belief that it could be found on Mars. But I recall reading that Curiosity has found no methane. I know that we still believe there to be some, but I wonder how hard it would be to access?

Re: Interesting that they chose methane. (Score: 4, Informative)

by on 2014-03-09 21:18 (#BN)

I'm not so sure that they plan on finding methane as much as they can produce methane from other gasses that are there. Its an easier fuel to manufacture than kerosene and easier to handle than hydrogen.



Time Reason Points Voter
2014-03-09 21:53 Informative +1
2014-03-10 13:11 Underrated +1
2014-03-14 11:50 Informative +1

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