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AIAA LA-LV w-Town Hall Meeting with Dr. James Martin and Dr. Leonard J. Buckley

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm PDT

(August 1, 2020) The No-Cost Solution to Climate Change with Dr. James Martin

Aug 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PT)

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AIAA LA LV, AIAA OC, and SCALACS joint e-Town Hall Meeting,

August 1, 2020, 10 AM

with guest speakers
Dr. James A Martin and Dr. Leonard J. Buckley

The No-Cost Solution to Climate Change
Dr. James A. Martin
Boeing – retired
AIAA Space Propulsion Steering Committee


Chemistry in Space
Dr. Leonard J. Buckley
Director, Science and Technology Division,
Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

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10:05 AM Welcome (Dr. Chandrashekhar Sonwane (AIAA LA LV))

10:10 AM Welcome (Dr. Brian Brady (SCALACS))

10:15 AM The No-Cost Solution to Climate Change (Dr. James Martin)

11:30 AM (TBD)

12:45 PM Adjourn


Dr. Martin holds degrees from West Virginia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and George Washington University. He has worked at the NASA Langley Research Center, The University of Alabama, and Boeing. His work has mostly involved the design and evaluation of reusable launch vehicles and in-space propulsion.


Dr. Martin retired from Boeing when the launch vehicle business was sold. He served as an Associate Editor for AIAA J. Spacecraft and Rockets for 30 years. He continues to be active in aerospace doing consulting, on the Space Propulsion Steering Committee, and in the local AIAA Orange County Section Council. He is active with the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. The presentation will show the early history of temperature and carbon dioxide on Earth. It will show the real cause of climate change and how the nation can reduce climate change while stimulating the economy, protecting the poor, and pushing other nations to do the same.

Dr. Leonard J. Buckley is Director of the Science and Technology Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) where he leads scientists and engineers who provide clear and objective analysis on science and technology issues related to national security. As a Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC) the Division offers insight into technology trends and the impact of scientific advances on national security. He was formerly at the Naval Research Laboratory where he led the Materials Chemistry Branch working on a variety of problems in materials chemistry and physics for the Department of the Navy. Dr. Buckley also completed a detail as a program manager at the Defense Science Office within the Defense Advanced Research projects Agency (DARPA) where he initiated and led several programs that included Bio-inspired Optics, Self Decontaminating Surfaces, Water Harvesting and the Artificial Retina. Dr. Buckley has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a MS in Polymer Science from MIT and a BS in Materials Engineering from Drexel University. He has over 150 publications and reports with 10 issued patents and has won several awards over his career including a Navy-sponsored award for Scientific Achievement in 1989, an Alan Berman Outstanding Publication Award from NRL in 1999, an Edison Award (Best Patent) in 2009 and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2005.

Chemistry in Space

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency requested that the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) explore the challenges and opportunities for chemical and material processing in extraterrestrial environments such as the International Space Station (ISS), the moon, or Mars. Specifically, IDA investigated possible manufacturing methods in these environments, as well as differences in processing physics that might enable improved or novel processing methods.

IDA first identified the key characteristics that distinguish the three environments in question from Earth, including gravity, atmosphere, temperature, and in situ resources. Mars and the moon each have reduced gravity and atmosphere relative to Earth, but samples of their soils and atmospheres differ.


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August 1, 2020
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