30. Iain Boyd: Getting to the Moon / Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

My conversation with Iain is centered around the topic of spacecraft propulsion systems.

We discuss the different types of propulsion systems currently in existence, the constraints each type of propulsion system exhibits, & where propulsions systems could be in the future.

This is part of our series on Aerospace & Astronomy for the Nonscientist.

Iain’s Lab Page: Nonequilibrium Gas and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory 

Iain Boyd
Iain Boyd

Iain is a professor of aerospace engineering, has spent time at the NASA Ames Research Center, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Image Credit: NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin

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