Kevin Fong

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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