Thomas Harrison, a group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will give an overview this evening of the work that ORNL performs for NASA’s space nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) program, a press release said.
ORNL performs research on materials, fuels, instrumentation and control components and techniques, and systems analysis, all of which are vital to the successful deployment of NTP, the press release said. Harrison will also describe some of the challenges facing the technology and the methods that ORNL researchers are using to overcome them.
Harrison is currently the Advanced Nuclear System Safety and Licensing Group Leader at ORNL, the press release said.
The program will be available on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, and it is open to the public. The Zoom meeting ID is 885 2873 5960, and the passcode is 716689, with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88528735960?pwd=KzY4bnBHcjlhTzg3L3pOcjY0TFovUT09.
ORION is an amateur science and astronomy network centered in Oak Ridge that was founded in April 1974 by scientists at the United States Department of Energy facility in Oak Ridge. The purpose is to promote learning and inquiry in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, and the counties of Anderson, Knox, and Roane. Topics covered include physics, solar system astronomy, and education. ORION is a strong supporter of Tamke-Allan Observatory and science programs at Roane State Community College, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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