New Horizons Co-Investigator Dr. Ralph McNutt to Present SC15 Keynote
We are very pleased to announce Dr. Ralph McNutt, Co-Investigator of New Horizons mission to Pluto (and beyond) will be presenting a Keynote at Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon, discussing some background and potential plans for launching an interstellar precursor next decade.
As one of the champions of Interstellar exploration at NASA, from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, he has been a member of Icarus Interstellar as a Consultant to Project Icarus, since the inception of the project in 2011. He has been the recipient of a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) award, for the “Realistic Interstellar Explorer” study, and a continuing researcher and congressional consultant for safe, sustainable and affordable Radioisotope Space Nuclear Power systems to enable NASA’s Science and Human Exploration for the next 20 years.
Ralph McNutt (center) with members of the New Horizons science team react to seeing the spacecraft’s last and sharpest image of Pluto before closest approach later in the day, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)Last Updated: July 18, 2015
Dr. McNutt is also a co-investigator on NASA’s ...