posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:02 PM
Gas prices may be at record levels this year, but NASA, the agency renowned for "soaring to new heights," has remained largely unaffected.
NASA is leading the way among federal agencies to switch to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). Many people are familiar with "hybrid" electric cars,
but fewer are aware of vehicles that run on alternative fuels like natural gas, ethanol and biodiesel.
"Alternative fuels reduce vehicle emissions and aid in reducing reliance on foreign petroleum," said William Gookin, NASA's Manager of
NASA's Glenn Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center and Stennis Space Center all have pumps supplying their fleets with E85
-- a cleaner burning motor fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Goddard Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center will follow
suit this year.How have employees reacted to E85 and biodiesel?
"Nobody can tell the difference," McCoy said.
Now if we could all take such a wonderful lead...
Just to show pictures of our current atmosphere..
Here's a link if your interested to do some homework: