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Former NASA Engineer Designs App to Chart Water Quality


Science & Tech  (tags: environmental engineering, science, water safety, technology, scientists, study, environment, news )

CarrieSIC
- 810 days ago - reuters.com
When environmental engineer John Feighery got an internship at NASA in the 1990s, he wanted to be an astronaut but he was given a job working with a team designing the U.S. bathroom for the space station.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:32 am
"The small, closet-like space needed a toilet and room for hand washing, bathing and a place to keep toiletries. Feighery also worked on a project to fix equipment designed for monitoring crew health, which included testing water and air quality.

After the Columbia Space Shuttle accident in 2003 left seven crew members dead, the Space Shuttle program was suspended and further work on the International Space Station was delayed.

Feighery turned his focus from managing water, sanitation and health problems in space to those on Earth.

"I'd been working on supplying clean water to three or four people in space, and meanwhile there are a billion here on earth that don't have it," Feighery said in an interview with AlertNet, the global humanitarian news service. "The world that my kids are going to grow up in has this huge problem that I felt like I could work on.""
 

Pat A. (116)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 3:34 am
AMAZING story Carrie - thanks for this bit of hope! God bless Feighery - this looks wonderful - though how they manage lab tests for water quality (which detect the invisible pollutants and bacteria) I don't know.
 

Elaya Raja (39)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 3:46 am
Noted with thanks
 

Bob P. (425)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 7:21 am
thanks Carrie
 

Frans Badenhorst (556)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:52 am
very good idea - noted
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:20 am
On more example of good people doing good things. We need more understanding of this often ignored truth.
 

Laurie Greenberg (11)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:19 am
Thanks.
 

Tal H. (8)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:15 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Tal H. (8)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 7:31 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 4:25 pm
Noted & twittered.
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 10:54 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:13 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Azmi Timur (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 2:52 am
Noted thanks.
 

Azmi Timur (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 2:56 am
Noted thanks
 

Reuben Ng (1)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 10:17 am
Noted!
 
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