Hydrogen Topic Page

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NASA is the largest consumer of liquid hydrogen in the United States.

NASA uses approximately 10 million pounds of liquid hydrogen per year at six locations in five states.

In the past 45 years, NASA has purchased more than 350 million pounds of hydrogen and transported it safely across millions of miles by truck, rail and barge.

Hydrogen Feature Stories


Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at NASA
Gemini VII in orbit 160 miles above Earth.Since its inception in 1958, NASA has been harnessing the unique properties of hydrogen to conduct missions. NASA's hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are used for many purposes. 
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Space Applications

Boeing, NASA, Space Launch System, super-heavy launch vehicleNASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready To Start Construction 
The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will take the agency's Orion spacecraft and other payloads beyond low-Earth orbit, providing a new capability for human exploration.

Centaur rocketLiquid Hydrogen--the Fuel of Choice for Space Exploration 
Liquid hydrogen is the signature fuel of the American space program.

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