Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars: How the Space Program Creates Sustainable Technology
A review of how the challenges of all space missions, especially EDL missions, requires a design mind set to maximize efficiency, minimize mass, and make the impossible possible.
Dr. Sengupta will touch on how space technology and design philosophy can serve to mitigate climate change here at home.
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