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Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Date

17th September @ 12:30

Title

Destination Mars

Guest

Jon Chase – Science Rapper

Broadcast Overview

Jon Chase is a science communicator, author and rapper based in South Wales. Having completed an honours degree in Aerospace Engineering he then gained a BSc in Science and Science Fiction and a Masters degree in Communicating Science.

Sophie is one of the youngest engineers to ever achieve Chartered Engineer status with the RAeS, at just 25 years old. She has received commendations including, IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2018. To achieve her space dream, Sophie is also training to be a pilot and is an active member of the RAeS and IET.

In this broadcast, we will explore the journey to Mars. How long will it take to travel to Mars? What engineering challenges do we need to overcome to travel to Mars? Which organisations are racing to get Mars first?


Date

24th September @ 12:30

Title

Journey to Mars

Guest

Sophie Harker

Broadcast Overview

Sophie Harker is an aspiring astronaut and currently works as a senior aerodynamicist at BAE Systems, developing future Flight Control technologies for Team Tempest. She has run analysis of fast jet future concept aircraft and was responsible for the company’s hypersonic and spaceplane concept development, working closely with Reaction Engines and the application of SABRE.

Sophie is one of the youngest engineers to ever achieve Chartered Engineer status with the RAeS, at just 25 years old. She has received commendations including, IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2018. To achieve her space dream, Sophie is also training to be a pilot and is an active member of the RAeS and IET.

In this broadcast, we will explore the journey to Mars. How long will it take to travel to Mars? What engineering challenges do we need to overcome to travel to Mars? Which organisations are racing to get Mars first?


Date

1st October @ 12:30

Title

Life on Mars

Guest

Dr Jackie Bell

Broadcast Overview

Dr Jackie Bell is a mathematician and theoretical particle physicist from Liverpool who dreamed of going to space as a young child. This dream led Jackie to participate as a candidate on the BBC documentary series 'Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?' Jackie has continued her astronaut training in her spare time and is determined to become the next British astronaut.

In this broadcast, we will explore, ‘Life on Mars’ including; What do Astronauts eat? How will humans live on Mars? What will humans do on Mars?


Date

8th October @ 12:00

Title

Astronaut Survival

Guest

Dan Klopp

Broadcast Overview

Dan Klopp is a business leader with an extensive background in technology and strategic marketing. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics (with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics) from Millersville State University and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Dan is currently working for ILC Dover in their Space Systems Division.

ILC Dover has been the primary supplier of spacesuits for NASA since the dawn of Apollo. In the 50 years since then we’ve strived for continuous innovation and improvement. NASA’s astronauts aboard the International Space Station are wearing ILC Dover spacesuits right now.

In this broadcast we will explore how ILC Dover’s Astro™ EVA (Extravehicular Activity) helps to keep astronauts alive, space survival systems and what the future of astronaut suit engineering looks like.


Date

15th October @ 14:00

Title

Astronaut Training

Guest

Space Camp

Broadcast Overview

In 1975 George Lucas formed Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to create the special effects for his space opera Star Wars. Since that time, ILM has contributed to over 300 films in the process earning 15 Academy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and 28 Scientific and Technical Achievement from the Academy.

In this broadcast, a representative from ILM will host a live workshop, teaching us how to transform sketch drawings of early ideas for a Mars Concept Car into a digital design.

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