NASA scientist to give presentations at Wichita State
Les Johnson, technical adviser for NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will be giving two presentations at Wichita State University this month.
At 2 p.m., April 22, 128 Jabara Hall, he will give a scientific presentation of "Propellantless propulsion: Propelling spacecraft using the natural environments of space"
At 4 p.m., April 23, 100 Lindquist Hall, he make a public presentation of "Using space science and technology to help solve energy and environmental problems on Earth."
At the Mashall Space Flight Center Johnson serves as the principal investigator of the Near Earth Asteroid Scout solar sail mission. He is an author of several popular science books, including “Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel”; has appeared on numerous documentaries on Th e Science Channel, NatGEO and PBS; and was featured in the January 2013 issue of National Geographic.