Trivia #30: "Laughing Gas" Fuel Powers Private Rocket

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set to be the first private-crewed rocket to reach space, uses a fuel composed of rubber and nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas.

burns a materials called hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene, or HTPB, a common ingredient in tire rubber, along with nitrous oxide.

set to be the first private-crewed rocket to reach space, uses a fuel composed of rubber and nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas.

burns a materials called hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene, or HTPB, a common ingredient in tire rubber, along with nitrous oxide.

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