NASA International Space Station ECLSS Flight Controller Speaks at The Roundup

Providing Clean Air, Water and Power for Remote and Off Grid Living

Aug 29, 2013, 13:15 ET from Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers for the 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup) are pleased to announce Diane Dailey, International Space Station Flight Controller for NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will speak on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at The Roundup, 126 West Main St. Market Square in Fredericksburg, TX.

At The Roundup homeowner interest in self-reliant systems that provide for necessities such as clean water and power continues to increase. People are searching for scalable and secure sources of clean water and power. Renewable energy systems have been a reliable source of energy for remote locations for many years and certainly nothing is more remote than the International Space Station (ISS).

For the past 7 years working for the Missions Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Dailey, a graduate of Texas A&M University, has been responsible for the operation of the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) on board the International Space Station. These systems provide; quality air, humidity and temperature management; water recovery and management; and waste recycling management through a closed loop Regenerative Life Support System. Understanding these systems will be instructive for people who are truly interested in off grid living.

"The lessons we learn from enabling people to live and thrive on the International Space Station, despite the harsh and distant environment of space, are directly applicable to not only space travel, but also to improving life on earth. There is a definite overlap in our need to be self-sufficient and our reliance on advances in water treatment, resource conservation and solar power utilization." Diane Dailey, International Space Station Flight Controller, NASA's Johnson Space Center

The 13th Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair offers a great reason to plan a fall road trip to the Texas Hill Country. Organizers of The Roundup are acutely aware of concerns about continuing drought, stress on finite resources, and challenges to the environment. In response, The Roundup offers fairgoers the opportunity to see the latest eco friendly home ideas in action where they can taste, test, explore and secure a wide range of healthier and self-sufficient lifestyle products and services. Once again people from all regions of the state and beyond, from communities large and small, will converge on Fredericksburg in search of their next step toward creating their more sustainable, energy efficient and secure future.

"The world has benefited tremendously from the pioneering life support work at NASA, and the advancements just keep on coming," said Russel Smith, Executive Director, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association. "The sustainability challenges we are facing as families and as a nation make this work more relevant than ever."

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The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is co-organized by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) and the Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS). For information call (830) 456-1341 or email Event sponsors include Austin Energy, HEB, CPS Energy, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and others. 

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, (TREIA) is the oldest renewable energy non-profit trade organization in Texas. For more than a quarter century, it has promoted development of sustainable, renewable resources and their wise use. Visit TREIA at  

Founded in 1982, Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS) brings together people and the information necessary to ensure that growth and development in our region enhances, rather than diminishes, quality of life.

Debrah Dubay, Dubay Communications

SOURCE Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association