Dr. Chris Benton's 'Astronomy for All' series - talk 1 of 4
NASA and Elon Musk’s Space X recently announced their intention to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s. Why go to Mars, and what are the challenges to the human body with this pioneering journey?
Dr. Chris Benton addresses these questions and outlines the physical hazards of human long-duration spaceflight, proposed countermeasures, and current research in this field, answering the question as to whether it will be safe.
It could be your close relatives or friends travelling on these pioneer missions. Come along and discover what you need to know for spaceflight to our neighbouring planet and possibly humanity’s second home.