How Space Development Can Solve Environmental Problems

Remember where Velcro came from?  Or Tang?  The pursuit of outer space has led to landmark innovations in everything from swimming pool filtration to breast cancer treatment.

Today, new research on energy efficiency, recycling and renewable resources could potentially reinvent the environmental movement and sustainable business.

On February 28, from 7:30-8:30 pm, NASA physicist Les Johnson will be giving a talk entitled, “How Space Development May Help Solve our Energy and Environmental Problems on Earth.”

Johnson is the Deputy Manager for NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunstville, Alabama.  Johnson has co-authored two books with an environmental emphasis, “Living Off the Land in Space:  Green Roads to the Cosmos,” and “Paradise Regained:  The Regreening of Earth.”

Come to the Loosemore Auditorium in the DeVos Center located on GVSU’s Pew campus to learn more about the exciting new possibilities for the environmental movement in space.  The GVSU Physics Department and chapter of the Society of Physics Students are hosting Johnson’s visit.  For more information on the upcoming talk, visit the GVSU Physics Department page.

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