To Boldly Go!

The Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Technical Committee (NFFPTC) of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has interests in conducting activities towards the understanding of physical mechanisms and associated technologies that lead to the implementation and design of nonchemical, high energy propulsion systems, other than electric thruster systems.  Propulsion systems included are nuclear thermal propulsion, gas core, fusion, antimatter, and breakthrough propulsion.

As currently structured, the NFFPTC membership consists of members with a broad representation from the advanced propulsion community that encompasses industrial organizations, governmental organizations, universities, and organizations representing several nations.

The purpose of the NFFPTC is to act as an open forum regarding the current status and emerging technology needs for nuclear and future flight propulsion applications.