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Scientist Reaches for the Stars! Jonathan Young to Help NASA on Pluto Mission

April 2005
ETD's Jonathan Young has been asked to support the Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Panel for NASA's first mission to the last planet, the initial reconnaissance of Pluto-Charon and the Kuiper Belt. The panel will make a recommendation to the White House on the risks associated with the launch of this mission, which will require the use of a radioisotope thermal generator due to the ~9- to 12-year duration. Jonathan was selected because of his expertise in probabilistic risk assessments and uncertainty analysis. Congratulations, Jonathan!

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