Greg Olsen, Princeton's Space Traveler, to Speak at MCCC

3-27-06


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Imagine being free from the confines of gravity. As you float in space, you look out your window to see the distant circle of the Earth.

Princeton scientist, Dr. Greg Olsen, a non-astronaut who traveled in space last year, will lecture about experiences such as these at Mercer County Community College on Thursday, April 13 at 12 noon. Dr. Olsen traveled with the Russian Soyuz spacecraft in September 2005 on a 10-day round trip to the International Space Station (ISS). His talk takes place in the Communications Building, Room 110, and is free and open to the public.

Costing Olsen $20 million, the spaceflight lifted off on Sept. 30 and returned to Earth on Oct. 10.
The co-founder of Sensors Unlimited Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, Olsen also founded EPITAXX Inc., and was a member of the technical staff at RCA Laboratories (now Sarnoff Corporation) in Princeton. He received a B.S. in physics, a BSEE and M.S. in physics (magna cum laude) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Virginia. He holds 12 U.S. patents.

For more information about the lecture call 609-586-4800 ext. 3324.

 


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