Even today, a rocket is still the only suitable means of transporting loads and people into orbit and beyond. Only with the help of a rocket can astronauts and supplies reach the International Space Station. Today satellites determine our lives. But it is only with the power of rockets that they can be launched – or probes advance into space to explore asteroids and the planets in our solar system.
Man’s curiosity drives him on and on. He wants to penetrate even deeper into the universe – to the boundaries of our solar system and beyond – but this calls for totally new propulsion systems: new technologies engineers and scientists are already working on.
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