See the Steam-Powered Probe That Could Explore Space Forever

A steam-powered spacecraft prototype funded by NASA has the potential to explore planets, asteroids, and other space objects indefinitely.

Water, Water Everywhere

A rocket that never runs out of fuel is ready to revolutionize space exploration.

It’s called the World Is Not Enough (WINE), and instead of using fuel to power its movement, the craft mines water from its current location and turns it into steam — and uses it to propel itself to a new destination, like something out of a forgotten Jules Verne novel.

“We could potentially use this technology to hop on the Moon, Ceres, Europa, Titan, Pluto, the poles of Mercury, asteroids — anywhere there is water and sufficiently low gravity,” University of Central Florida researcher Phil Metzger said in a <a target="_blank" href="https://today.ucf.edu/steam-powered-asteroid-hoppers-developed-ucf-collaboration/" Lees verder

Via:: Artikelen van Futurism.com

      

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