NASA Signs Agreement with German, Canadian Partners to Test Alternative Fuels

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NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels.

The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May 7 and will be flown from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.

"Partnering with our German and Canadian colleagues allows us to combine our expertise and resources as we work together to solve the challenges common to the global aviation community such as understanding emission characteristics from the use of alternative fuels which presents a great potential for significant reductions in harmful emissions," said Jaiwon Shin, NASA's associate administrator for aeronautics research.

NASA's DC-8 and HU-25C Guardian, DLR's Falcon 20-E5, and NRC's CT-133 research aircraft will conduct flight tests in which the DC-8's engines will burn a mix of different fuel blends, while the Falcon and CT-133 measure emissions and observe contrail formation.

“Cooperation between DLR and NASA is based on a strong mutual appreciation of our research work,” said Rolf Henke, the DLR Executive Board member responsible for aeronautics research. “We are very pleased to be performing joint test flights for the first time, and thus set an example by addressing pressing research questions in global aviation together.” 

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4 COMMENTS

    • In reply to #1 by mmurray:

      Does that mean they are stopping with the biological and chemical agents to control us ? Wow.

      I confess to being amazed to learn here that there is even a conspiracy conjecture (‘hypothesis’, let alone ‘theory’, seems too dignified a term for it), this time concerning condensation trails. If the new jet fuels leave no condensation trails, perhaps the putative evil government agencies that are trying to control us have had a change of heart, or perhaps they have found a less visible way of achieving their wicked purposes. Or perhaps nothing of the sort.

      • In reply to #2 by Cairsley:

        In reply to #1 by mmurray:

        Does that mean they are stopping with the biological and chemical agents to control us ? Wow.

        I confess to being amazed to learn here that there is even a conspiracy conjecture (‘hypothesis’, let alone ‘theory’, seems too dignified a term for it), this time concerning c…

        Surely you’ve been on this site long enough not to be surprised by the existence of any conspiracy theory. In fact Elton John was warning us about this way back in 1973 in Benny and the Jets…

        Hey kids, shake it loose together
        The spotlight’s hitting something
        That’s been known to change the weather
        We’ll kill the fatted calf tonight…
        We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
        Where we fight our parents out in the streets
        To find who’s right and who’s wrong.

        I’ve recently heard that there is a conspiracy among a select group of people within western democracies to shape world events by voting – preposterous, that’ll never work.

        • In reply to #3 by headswapboy:

          Surely you’ve been on this site long enough not to be surprised by the existence of any conspiracy theory. In fact Elton John was warning us about this way back in 1973 in Benny and the Jets…

          Oh, yes, even I have been aware of some conspiracy projections and conjectures and even real conspiracies, but I was never a follower of prophets and holy men like Elton John and others of the late twentieth century. Perhaps I lived in a less paranoid society. I recall it being something that fascinated us children at school back in the 1960s to see condensation trails of jets flying overhead so high that the jets were no more than tiny dots. It never occurred to us that we might be being sprayed with chemicals to make us more susceptible to certain kinds of inducements or more inclined to certain kinds of behavior. That we were not in the USA may have something to do with that. Our present New Zealand government, however, which is inclined to toady up to the USA and big business, is reawakening people here to the need for vigilance against corruption, deceit and arrogance in our elected representatives.

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