Can a gasoline engine operate in outer space?
No they can not operate in outer space.
A rocket is a type of engine that pushes itself forward or upward by producing thrust. Unlike a jet engine, which draws in outside air, a rocket engine uses only the substances carried within it. As a result, a rocket can operate in outer space, where there is almost no air. A rocket can produce more power for its size than any other kind of engine. It can carry people and equipment into space. That…
Pretty darn close, the SR71 can go out as far as the outer atmosphere. The limitation is that a jet engine needs oxygen to create the flame to get thrust from the engines, and there isn't any in outer space. Rocket engines are used to travel to outer space,and they carry their own oxygen for combustion, or use solid fuel that also creates its own oxygen.