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MIT Develops Ionic Wind Thrusters As An Efficient Alternative To Jet Engines

Researchers at MIT have built an ionic thruster—a device that can lift something into the air by charging the air molecules around it. Amazing, right? Though not in the way you might think. As sci-fi as it sounds, the basic technology to build ionic thrusters has been around since the 1960s, and Star Trek-inspired hobbyists…

NASA, Industry Test Additively Manufactured Rocket Engine Injector

NASA cuts manufacturing time from 1 year to 4 months and cuts costs by 70%. NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne designed and fabricated a key part for a rocket engine with a 3D printer, shaving six months and 70 percent off the cost of production. A successful test of the component, a rocket injector assembly that delivers liquid…

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