Cleveland, February 5, 2014 - NEOSA announced today that NASA scientist Geoff Landis will speak at the NASA Space Apps Challenge event on Friday, April 11.
Landis is an American scientist, working for NASA on planetary exploration, interstellar propulsion, solar power and photovoltaics. He holds eight patents, primarily in the field of improvements to solar cells and photovoltaic devices and has given presentations and commentary on the possibilities for interstellar travel and construction of bases on the Moon and Mars.
Supported by his scientific background Landis also writes hard science fiction. For these writings he has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, and a Locus Award, as well as two Rhysling Awards for his poetry. He contributes science articles to various academic publications.
“Hearing insights from someone of this magnitude and with this breadth of experience will be exciting for our audience,” said Brad Nellis, Director of NEOSA. “Science fiction and space science are very popular among members of the IT community. I’m certain they’ll enjoy Mr. Landis’ presentation very much.”
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