John Mankins was with NASA for 25 years, including 10 years with JPL in Pasadena, and 15 years at NASA Headquarters in Washington. He oversaw NASA's exploration technology investments and managed the agency's Advanced Concepts Studies for a decade. Now John's the president of a not-for-profit, the Sunsat Energy Council and a champion of developing abundant and affordable power from solar energy in space.
Former NASA manager John C. Mankins discussed how the development of space-based solar power systems could provide for the energy needs of the planet, as well as shared information about new, cutting-edge launch/propulsion concepts and self-assembling, modular satellites. ... More »Host: Art Bell