Re: indigenous fuels
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 06:29:57 -0700 (PDT)

Spike Jones [] wrote:
>Ya, but our chances of making indigenous fuels muuuuch better
>on Mars than on the moon. The moon is both carbon
>poor and hydrogen poor.

As of a couple of years ago the leading contendor was a mixture of aluminum powder and liquid oxygen; it's not very efficient, but good enough to get you to lunar orbit and/or heading back to Earth with a reasonable mass ratio.