Next Generation Rocket Propellants Discussed At Science On Tap At UnQuarked Wine Room Thursday

LANL News:

Bryce Tappan of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Explosives Science and Technology group discusses  next-generation rocket propellants during a Science on Tap presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 17) at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. There is ample parking at Central Park Square.

“What we’re trying to do is break the performance versus sensitivity curve, and make a rocket that’s both very high-energy, as well as very safe,” Tappan said. “Typically, when you look at a propellant that’s high-performance, it’s not as safe a material.”

Science on Tap is a project of the Los Alamos Creative District. Discussions take place every Thursday evening at various locations and feature discussions on science, nature, history and art. The Bradbury Science Museum website has more information about Science on Tap and other museum activities.

Questions? Contact Linda Anderman of the Bradbury Science Museum at 505.665.9196.