Aviation Must Address Public’s Image Of Hydrogen As Unsafe

NASA’s 1984 Crash Impact Demonstration
Aviation has had to make kerosene safe, with tests such as NASA’s 1984 Crash Impact Demonstration.
Credit: NASA
In 1956, early on in the design of the hydrogen-fueled Lockheed CL-400—a precursor to the SR-71—the Skunk Works’ Kelly Johnson and Ben Rich conducted a series of experiments to determine the hazards of hydrogen fires. Past programs concluded hydrogen is safe in aircraft Demonstrators needed to...
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