Advanced Rocket Propulsion

There are many new concepts currently being examined in the field of advanced rocket propulsion. Listed here are a few links to areas of solar sails, nuclear rockets, geometrodynamics, and laser propulsion.

One of the leaders in space propulsion research is the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base. They have facilities for electric propulsion research, large rocket test stands, altitude facilities, and a lot of other labs; including my favorite, the National Hover Test Facility. Another organization involved in advanced propulsion of many various types, airbreathing and rocket, is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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