NASA Award to Peter Husemeyer
Congratulations to Pete Husemeyer, a PhD student in Nuclear Engineering, who is part of a three-man team who have won the 2015 NASA Group Achievement Award. This prestigious NASA certificate is awarded to any combination of Government and/or non-Government individuals for an outstanding group accomplishment that has contributed substantially to NASA's mission. The certificate was signed and handed out by Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, the head of NASA.
Pete and colleagues Wesley Deason (Center for Space Nuclear Research) and Michael Eades (Ohio State University) won the award for their project SCCTE (Space Capable Cryogenic Thermal Engine) – pronounced Scotty - a nuclear thermal rocket design based around a Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) design fission reactor.