Space Survival and Exploration
On Start the Week, as the first Briton heads into space for two decades, Andrew Marr explores the future of space travel. Kevin Fong is an expert in space medicine and in this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures looks at how to survive in outer space. The Astronomer Royal Martin Rees questions whether human space travel is worth the money or the risk, while the astrophysicist Carole Haswell searches distant galaxies for habitable exoplanets. Stephen Baxter is a writer of hard science fiction who, as a member of the British Interplanetary Society, investigates star ship design and extra-terrestrial liberty.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
Kevin Fong is a medical doctor with a special interest in space medicine and extreme environments.
Kevin will be delivering the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: ‘How to Survive in Space’. All three lectures will be broadcast on BBC Four, the first on Monday 28 December at 8.00pm.
Martin Rees is the Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge.
Martin will be taking part in a public debate at the Science Museum on 15 January on ‘Human Spaceflight: is it worth the money and risk?’
|Interviewed Guest||Kevin Fong|
|Interviewed Guest||Carole Haswell|
|Interviewed Guest||Stephen Baxter|
|Interviewed Guest||Martin Rees|