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WE FLY – Nuclear Power Institute's Systems Engineering Opportunity

July 26, 2015

    On Monday, July 20th, 2015, NPI sent a group of engineering students from Texas A&M's Systems Engineering Initiative program to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team of students includes Elizabeth Tindle, Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran, and Victor Ibarra who were responsible for the design and fabrication of a mid-deck locker sized experiment to evaluate a novel spacecraft thermal management technology developed by Dr. Cable Kurwitz. The objective of the mission is to evaluate system performance in microgravity prior to flying on Spaceship2. The technology aims to improve thermal heat rejection in space allowing for missions with challenging thermal environments and demanding heat loads to be executed.