John Bucknell

John R. Bucknell graduated from Cleveland State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and the University of Michigan in 1999 with a master’s in systems engineering and is a licensed professional engineer.  He has led advanced engineering teams at Chrysler and General Motors for three award-winning engine families, was Senior Propulsion Engineer for the Raptor full-flow staged combustion methalox rocket at Space Exploration Technologies and is currently the Senior Propulsion Scientist for Divergent3D in Torrance, CA developing additively manufactured vehicle technologies.  Published technical work includes high efficiency/low operational cost internal combustion engines, economic carbon-neutral synthetic fuel processes and high performance air-breathing nuclear rockets as well as twelve US patents.  Presentations can be found on YouTube the subject of rocket and nuclear power economics.

Broadcast 2995 John Bucknell

Guest:  John Bucknell; Topics:  Rockets, SpaceX, Mars, Moon, nuclear propulsion, orbiting lunar habitat, and the Nuclear Thermal Turbo Rocket plus more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website,  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.


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