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So You Want To Be An Astronaut?

'So you want to be an Astronaut?' Robin Ince and Brian Cox discuss the future of human space travel and the impact it has had on inspiring a generation of kids into science.

Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by comedian Helen Keen ("It is Rocket Science") and space medicine expert Dr Kevin Fong, to discuss the future of human space travel. As NASA's space shuttle program comes to a close, what does the future hold in terms of humans bid to leave the confines of earth, and what has human space travel provided in terms of scientific understanding back at home? Brian Cox acknowledges the importance of the Apollo moon landings in inspiring him, and many like him, to take up careers in science - so what will the next big scientific inspiration be?

Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

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  • Mon 13 Jun 2011 16:30
  • Tue 14 Jun 2011 23:00

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