Authors

Presenter(s)

Patrick Neil Ruhala, Ryan C. Simkins, Drew Christopher Whalen

Comments

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: EGR 374 01

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Description

We are looking at the environmental impact and sustainability of interplanetary space travel. Based on the past and current cost of launching objects into space we are attempting to determine the current and future cost to the planet and whether an LCA can accurately capture all the costs and benefits. We are also interested in understanding not only the environmental cost, but the societal impact as well, with many of the major space programs being funded by governments.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Erin L. Gibbemeyer

Primary Advisor's Department

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Engineering

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Impact of Space Travel

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