>> WE FLY – Nuclear Power Institute Systems Engineering Opportunity
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.