Georgia Tech teams up with NASA to launch the Lunar Flashlight spacecraft
A group of researchers and engineers at Georgia Tech are helping to spearhead a project to collect frozen water from the moon.
Dr. Glenn Lightsey, a professor at the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, says Georgia Tech’s partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California started in 2019 when Georgia Tech was asked to build a propulsion system—which then led them to build an operation center and The Lunar Flashlight spacecraft.
Lightsey, who serves as the co-principal investigator for the Lunar Flashlight project, Mason Starr, the Lunar Flashlight’s mission operations lead, and Michael Hauge, Lunar Flashlight’s lead operations systems engineer, were guests on a recent episode of “Closer Look.”
They talked with show host Rose about their upcoming mission to the moon and the future of space.