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Kevin Fong

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 November 2011

Kevin Fong, who presents BBC2's Horizon and is a leading expert on space medicine, gives a talk at the 2011 Free Thinking Festival: Why we should not retreat from the final frontier.

In the wake of the retirement of the space shuttle, Kevin Fong - who works for NASA - argues that now is no time to pull back from space exploration, calling for a Second Space Age. Co-director of the Centre for Aviation Space and Extreme Environment Medicine, he believes that Britain should be at the forefront of space science.

Night Waves presenter Rana Mitter hosts Kevin Fong's talk, recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3' Free Thinking Festival 2011, which takes place at The Sage Gateshead 4 - 6 November, and which is broadcast on Radio 3 for three weeks from 4 November.

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    Kevin Fong

    Picture shows left to right Kevin Fong and presenter Rana Mitter at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at The Sage Gateshead on Friday 4th November 2011.

    Picture credit BBC/Dan Prince


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