NASA’s space expert to give a guest lecture at MDH in Västerås

Aug 31, 2015 | Research/Cooperation

John Hines, one of the world’s most prominent experts in space technology, is coming to MDH in Västerås on 4 September. He is to give a guest lecture on, among other things, NASA’s strategy for digital manufacturing for space.

– Industry has quite a lot to learn from the space industry, for example “remote maintenance”, that is to say experience of repairing electronics without having access to it. John Hines also has perspectives  in which he combines nature with technology, which we will have great benefit of in our research at MDH, so it will be really great that he’s coming to Sweden, says Fredrik Bruhn, Adjunct Professor at MDH, who has worked with John Hines at NASA.         

Apart from a guest lecture John Hines is also involved, through the company Bruhnspace Advanced Project AB, in the research project DPAC, Dependable Platforms for Autonomous Systems and Control, at MDH. The project is funded with 88 million SEK and aims to raise the level of technology in Swedish industry through space technology, automation and game console technology. John Hines’ role is to contribute with relevant questions for the research goals.

About John Hines

John Hines worked at NASA for 37 years and was Head of Technology there. Among other things he was the architect behind a widely publicised small satellite programme. Since retirement from his post at NASA he has served on a number of investigations and committees. He is regarded as one of the absolutely most knowledgeable experts within the space industry and as a great visionary. For example he has financed a 3D printer that has been sent out into space.

Welcome to the guest lecture with John Hines

On 4 September at 14.15 in the Alfa Hall at MDH in Västerås.

The guest lecture is open to everybody, the general public as well as MDH staff, and no prior registration is needed. More information is here.