How can we make jet propulsion work in space?

Join us in the scientific journey.

we're exploring alternative ways of traveling in space.

Right now the most common way of powering vehicles in space is rocket fuel.

a rocket launching way up in the sky

We need a better solution for space travel.

Rocket fuel is expensive!

an old rocket blasting off
space trash floating around earth

Most chemical propulsion systems are not reusable.

We have tons of jet engine technology that (as of now) doesn't work in space.

jet engines on a plane

We're giving a
$1K scholarship
to whoever can build the fastest jet propulsion engine.

Plus: A Free Discovery Flight!​

Experimentation is the lifeblood of new discoveries.
We want to see what you can come up with.

closed propultion mockup

16) Atmosphere Return Corridor

14) Thrust Generation Corridor

10) Electric Jet Turbines

12) Electric Motor

Where do we go from here?

step five

Register for the scholarship.

step four

Build an electric-based jet propulsion system.

step three

Take a video of your system at work and upload it to YouTube.
(It must be unedited.)

steo two

Submit the link to your video.


The fastest engine wins.


$10 Registration Fee.

    Listen to the Podcast

    In our podcast, we talk about space discoveries and experiments in Internal Atmospheric Propulsion.

    jets in space - a podcast by belen aerospace

    About Belen Aerospace

    Forging the way for Internal Atmospheric Propulsion.

    Belen Aerospace was founded by Alfred Belen III. The son of a physician and an engineer at Boeing, Alfred was raised in California and became a doctor himself. It was during his time in the United States Air Force he first thought of the concept of internal atmospheric propulsion. He found Belen Aerospace in 2021 with the hopes of making new discoveries in the realm of space travel. He is an avid Sci-fi fan and hopes to make it to the moon within his lifetime. Alfred resides in Upstate New York with his wife and three children.

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      Disclaimer: Belen Aerospace always recommends the highest standards of safety in regards to experiments with electrical equipment and contents under pressure. Appropriate adult supervision, eye protection, etc must be in place for safety of all involved parties.

      IAP Scholarship Guidelines: 1) See Safety Recommendations. 2) Must use 2L bottle for airtight container. 3) No chemical reactions may be used. 4) No internal combustion engines may be used. 5) Electric motor must be main source of propulsion. 6) Race course is a straight line of 7 feet. 7) Must post your engine traversing the 7 feet line on You Tube website.