Engineering students from the Tickle College of Engineering are working on a project to help send us to the Moon…and Mars.
Engineering Students Shooting for the Moon…and Mars
On a Scientific Mission to Mars
UT engineering students led by UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials Steve Zinkle are working on overcoming these challenges by peering into “exotic” materials that can withstand extreme environments—as in those created by nuclear-powered thermal propulsion. That’s because one promising approach to get a rocket to Mars and back in a shorter time is by going nuclear.“