W15 The Future of Space Nuclear Power Systems and Why the Regulatory Framework Matters

Nuclear power has the potential to enable more ambitious space exploration projects in the future. Come to this session to hear from leaders at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Federal Aviation Administration what they are doing to prepare for the future of nuclear power in space. This session will also seek to identify what nuclear power in space means for the NRC.
  • Raymond Furstenau, Office Director, RES/NRC
  • The Future of Space Nuclear Power
    Aaron Miles, Principal Assistant Director, National Security and International Affairs, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • DOE's Role in Space Nuclear Power Systems
    Tracey Bishop, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Infrastructure Programs, U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Nuclear Energy
  • NASA Nuclear Launch Approval Process
    Matt Forsbacka, NASA Nuclear Launch Approval Process, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA
  • License Guidance for Launch/Re-entry of Commercial Space Nuclear System
    Stewart Jackson, Senior Technical Advisor/AST Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration/Commercial Space Transportation

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