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I had the honor of being a guest speaker at the University of Alabama in Huntsville this week for a great group of soon-to-be engineers who are here for a special summer gathering in Huntsville. NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center has great summer programs for the brightest engineering students from all around the country. The programs are called the NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center.

This week we have an update from our NASA Academy Intern Team Lead, Allen Bordelon:

July 6, 2012 - by Fireworks and Propulsion

Something dawned on me as we were setting off fireworks Wednesday night for the Nation’s 4th of July annual Independence Day Celebration. Propulsion has not changed much at all in hundreds of years! It still takes old-fashioned chemical energy and brute force to throw anything up into the sky quickly.

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