Principal Investigator for the NEA Scout and Solar Cruiser solar sails, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Les Johnson is an author of science fiction for Baen Books and popular science for Springer Books. He's also the the Principal Investigator for the NEA Scout and Solar Cruiser solar sails at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His website can be found at www.lesjohnsonauthor.com.
Today I received my furlough notice from NASA. Since my job isn’t considered “excepted,” in other words, since no one will be injured or die if I don’t report for work, then I am to remain at home until recalled to work after the Congress passes and the President signs some sort of budget or continuing resolution to keep the government running.
Latest Planetary Radio Appearances
NASA has given the green light to Principal Investigator Les Johnson and his team for construction of a solar sail that dwarfs all that have come before.
LightSail 2 is not the only solar sail in the universe. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab are preparing to send NEA Scout on a long, light-propelled journey to a near Earth asteroid.