Southwest Research Institute and NASA are partnering with the Jeff Bezos (of Amazon) Blue Origin sub-orbital space program. Recently, the Shephard II rocket blasted off from Van Horn with a Research Institute payload aboard.
The institute is testing processes to keep fuel bubbles from forming during space flights. Spherical bubbles can be volatile when the fuel heats up after ignition. Engineers have designed a pyramid-shaped method to stop the bubbles from forming.
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