March 2020 Beachwood Chamber Luncheon
From Cleveland to the Moon
Join us as we hear from Bryan Palaszewski, Leader of Advanced Fuels for NASA Glenn Research Center
Bryan Palaszewski has worked at the NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field since 1989 and is currently directing research on high performance propellants and atmospheric entry.
He has conducted investigations nanometer-scale propellant additives for metallized gelled fuels for space missions. Recently, he led work related to human Mars entry, descent, and landing (EDL) where supersonic retro-propulsion (rocket deceleration) is planned for the Mars landing. He is also investigating the mining of outer planet atmospheres for future ambitious space vehicles.
For six years, he led many studies of advanced space systems for orbital and interplanetary travel at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. He was the lead propulsion subsystem engineer on the Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX), as well as being involved other flight projects such as the Galileo Mission to Jupiter and the Cassini Mission to Saturn.
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