P1_9 Can You Get Into Space for Peanuts?

Benjamin Edward Stanley Hall, Ashley Back, Stuart Turner, Gregory Brown



Developing low cost space travel is a key issue since the retirement of the Shuttle. This paper looks at the feasibility of a mixture of toffee and peanuts in a low cost solid fuel rocket. It is found that this fuel mixture would lead to a mass ratio of about 54 which corresponds to a rocket consisting of 98% fuel and 2% remaining for the rocket structure and payload.

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