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(Ars Technica)   NASA decides that its astronauts' ride will have zero emissions   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, NASA, Space exploration, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle, Rocket, Spacecraft, launch pad, space agency  
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2021-09-24 9:25:00 PM  
Zero emissions?

Everybody has flatulence.
2021-09-24 9:30:38 PM  
NASA is probably one of the few global organisations that could include objects in its emissions.

EG 760 tonnes of fuel tank emitted per launch of the space shuttle.
2021-09-24 10:08:43 PM  
"The current vehicle's appeal is rooted in its tradition rather than its décor,"

If only there were people who could decorate the interior.
2021-09-24 10:26:18 PM  
Can't they just borrow the SpaceX Teslas?
2021-09-24 10:42:05 PM  
So, Ford has a crate EV engine now. I think GM does, or will soon.

Ought to be hella easy to adapt to the drivetrain of an Airstream.

Oh, wait. I probably should have submitted that as a billion dollar upgrade proposal to NASA.
2021-09-24 10:42:58 PM  
fuel cell electric.

Fuel cells don't have emissions?  Even a hydrogen fuel cell will have water and heat as emissions
2021-09-24 10:44:49 PM  
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2021-09-24 11:26:21 PM  
Hasn't NASA had enough astronauts die in a fire?
2021-09-25 1:20:06 AM  

Theaetetus: [Fark user image image 850x569]

That's a cute ute, what is it?
2021-09-25 1:29:34 AM  
Do they still pee on the tires?

Oh wait, that's the Russians
2021-09-25 1:50:58 AM  

dyhchong: Theaetetus: [Fark user image image 850x569]

That's a cute ute, what is it?

Youtube jKv_N0IDS2A
2021-09-25 1:56:17 AM  

Ivo Shandor: dyhchong: Theaetetus: [Fark user image image 850x569]

That's a cute ute, what is it?


Oh okay eh, I was thinking it was a Euro production vehicle. Didn't notice the brand on the back until now.
2021-09-25 9:00:45 AM  
What would be the point? They're only going to use it maybe three times before Artemis gets cancelled.
2021-09-25 9:22:05 AM  
The important thing is they don't burn a half gallon of gas on the way to burn hundreds of tons of fuel. It's helping to save the environment.
Same way spitting on a raging house fire helps to put it out.
2021-09-25 11:13:48 AM  
My first thought: Where are they going to find an elastic band big enough?

/then rtfa
2021-09-25 2:59:52 PM  
The amount of emissions saved by this going forward until the end of time is less than a single launch's emissions.
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