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Solar Sailing with Les Johnson

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D Wayne Dworsky

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Les Johnson is a scientist, an author, and the Deputy Manager for NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  He thrice received NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal and has 3 patents.   Les’ science fiction books include the “Going Interstellar” anthology, “Back to the Moon” and the forthcoming “Rescue Mode” (co-authored with Ben Bova).  His popular science books include “Solar Sails,” “Living Off the Land in Space,” “Sky Alert: When Satellites Fail,” and “Paradise Regained: How Space Technology Can Help Solve Problems on Earth”.  He was the featured interstellar explorer in the January 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine, served as a technical consultant on the movie “Europa Report,” and spoke at TEDx Huntsville 2013.  Les is a member of the British Interplanetary Society, the US National Space Society and MENSA.

Join Les Johnson, Melissa and me on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8 pm ET for an exciting discussion of solar sails and Les Johnson’s work at NASA.