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Men Are From Mars - Will They Return?

Men Are From Mars - Will They Return?

Fri 27 Apr

19:30

After his sell out talk on the ESA’s Rosetta Mission, Dr John Ellwood (consultant to ESA on the Mars programme) will take us on a new journey - to the planet Mars.

Many nations have tried to get to the red planet, but few have succeeded. John’s talk will describe these endeavours, beginning with NASA’s successful Mariner 4 mission in 1964 to ESA’s present EXOMARS project, scheduled for 2020, which hopes to find definitive evidence of life in this hostile environment.

Elon Musk’s dream of starting a Martian colony of a million people within the next 100 years will also be discussed: what are the technical challenges, and why would we want to go there?

John will give some insights into why we must eventually become a multi-planetary species.


This is a Flavel Fundraising Event.