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Liquid hydrogen blasts Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard into space with low carbon emissions
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Liquid hydrogen blasts Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard into space with low carbon emissions

Hot on the heels of Richard Branson’s recent space mission, Jeff Bezos successfully completed New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20 using liquid hydrogen and oxygen to blast into space.

By utilising liquid hydrogen, the space vessel uniquely produced close to zero carbon emissions instead leaving only a trail of water vapour in its wake.

This could be considered the next step for hydrogen innovating space flight, low emission rocketry could be groundbreaking and clearly the industry is looking to hydrogen to provide the next step in rocket propulsion.

Hydrogen is also being utilised in the Neptune One spaceballoon to gently lift the spacecraft to the stars with the first commercial flights slated for 2024 already sold out.

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