SC Solutions’ Director of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Joseph R. Smith, will moderate the Information Panel, “Nuclear Power in Space Applications:  Promise, Practice, and Challenges”, at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) on  Monday, November 1, at 2:15 EST.  Panelists include

  • Dr. Christina Back, Vice President, Nuclear Technologies and Materials, General Atomics
  • Douglas Burns, Project Manager, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
  • Michael G. Houts, Ph.D. Nuclear Research Manager and Principal Investigator for Space Nuclear Propulsion NASA MSFC, AL
  • Nicholas Klymyshyn, Mechanical Engineer, EED/Experimental and Computational Engineering Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

The challenges of implementing nuclear technology in space is as immense as its promise. Massive power and propulsion potential exists for deep space exploration or human colonization. On all fronts mechanical technology is taken to its furthest extent: materials, manufacturing, simulation, control, safe handling, storage, and transport. In this panel a wide range of working industry technology specialists will address working current applications alongside handling and storage experts and those involved with realizing the adventurous nuclear thermal propulsion systems of the future. Learn more on this subject by attending this panel and the following Q&A session.

IMECE is ASME’s largest research and development (R&D) conference.  The conference is a Virtual Online Conference this year.  You can find more information about IMECE here and you can register for the event here.

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