Thermal Design Considerations of the Space Launch System: NASA's Return to the Moon and Beyond

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The event started -517 days ago

11:00 AM12:00 PM

Von Braun Research Hall

Room M-50

The North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) welcomes our October 2019 guest speaker, Jayme Berstell. Jayme received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2012 and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida in 2017. He has been working at Boeing since 2011 and has worked on several commercial, military, and space programs.

It has been almost 50 years since Humans last traveled outside of Low Earth Orbit.  The Space Launch System (SLS) is NASA's human-rated rocket that will allow people to travel back to the moon as well as to destinations that have never been fully explored, including Mars, Near Earth Asteroids, Lagrangian Points, and the currently planned Lunar Gateway.  When flown, SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built and will be a major stepping stone in space exploration. This discussion will touch on some of the design challenges that must be overcome to build a cryogenic super-heavy-lift rocket to survive the extreme thermal environments of launch and space.

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