Patrick Neil Ruhala, Ryan C. Simkins, Drew Christopher Whalen
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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.
Erin L. Gibbemeyer
Primary Advisor's Department
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
"Impact of Space Travel" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1990.