4310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion
Joseph A. Sholtis, Jr., Lt. Col, USAF (Retired)
This presentation will address, using figures & photos, the notable 60-year history of the development & use of nuclear systems for power, heating, and propulsion in space – principally by the U.S., but also briefly by the former Soviet Union & Russia. U.S. space nuclear systems, as well as nuclear-powered/heated space missions flown, will be illustrated & described together with major discoveries gleaned, and future nuclear systems, along with their potential space applications, will be briefly depicted and addressed.
Science on Tap is a free science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. For presenter and topic, call 505-224-8391 or visit scienceontapnm.blogspot.com.
At O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, 505-255-6782.