Wed, 29 December 2010
Les Johnson (NASA physicist, manager and author) is today's featured guest.
Part Two of Les Johnson's talk on Space Law. Highlights include: The U.S. project in which NASA employees are sent to speak on Al Jazeera to help the Muslim world feel better about Islamic contributions to space exploration (This is not a joke; but a real project, paid for with real tax dollars); good and bad specifications of the Moon Treaty (which the U.S. never signed); and eye-witness observations of the Dirty Little Secrets Within American Universities.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the December 29, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 44 minutes] This panel was recorded in front of a live audience on July 10, 2010 at LibertyCon in Chattanooga.
Les Johnson serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He was the technical consultant for the movie Lost in Space. And In his spare time he writes popular science books and articles--for example. In collaboration with C Bangs (an artist) and Greg Matloff (a professor of astronomy) he wrote: Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth (2009); Living Off the Land in Space (2007); and with Greg Matloff and Giovanni Vulpetti he wrote Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel (2008).