George can decode messages from the farthest reaches of the universe
George's superpower is UV Vision. He can also see into the infrared and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. He puts his superpower to use by keeping watch across the universe for nefarious aliens.
The emblem on George's chest is the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. George was presented the award in 2012 by President Obama.
In the background, just to right of George, you can see a drawing of the gold-plated ultraviolet camera/spectrograph
that George developed for the Apollo 16 mission.
THE DRAWING'S HIDDEN TREASURES
SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
In this fact-file find out why we turned George into a Superhero
George was born October 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
George invented the ultraviolet camera for NASA to use when it launched Apollo 16 in 1972.
Henry Draper was a pioneer of astrophotography and photographed the spectrum of Jupiter in 1880. Like George, Henry loved astronomy
Ultraviolet light is not as "sharp" or powerful as the light being created from plasmas.