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Manned Mars Missions: New Materials

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Monday, November 8, 2021 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Greg Odegard

John O. Hallquist Endowed Chair in Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University

Co-host: Bill Predebon, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Topic

When sending humans into space for long periods of time, there is a significant amount of mass (food, water, supplies) that needs to be put on the rockets that leave Earth. More mass in the rocket requires more fuel, which adds more mass and requires more fuel. Current state-of-the-art structural aerospace materials only add more mass, which requires more fuel. Prof. Odegard will share how his team of researchers at Michigan Tech go about developing new ultra-light weight structural materials to significantly cut fuel costs for sending humans to Mars—and beyond. Prof. Odegard worked as a researcher at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia before ME-EM Department Chair Bill Predebon recruited him to join the faculty at Michigan Tech. 
 

Read the full blog post here.

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free 20-minute Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food

Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting September 13 and held weekly through November.

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