Putting the 'P' in 'JPL'--The Past, Present, and Future of Propulsion at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
May 22 & 23
From modest beginnings in the era of early liquid rockets through state-of-the-art propulsion systems flown on 21st century spacecraft, propulsion technologies have advanced dramatically through the decades. JPL propulsion engineer Todd J. Barber will highlight over three quarters of a century of propulsion experience at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and will also look at the future of propulsion as it applies to solar system exploration.
Cassini Propulsion Lead Engineer