May 05, 2004
Red Planet

Right, I'm off to the RS to meet Dad, Jez and others to see Challenges facing the human exploration of Mars.

Dr David Scott will be my 2nd astronaut!

Update May 6th: Thanks to Jez for organising that - it was very interesting.

It wasn't anything like as technical as I thought it would be. I got the impression that the talk that Dr Scott gave was one that he's given many times before to a number af different audiences. Think the Rotary Club - it was perfectly suitable any audience. It wasn't modified for the RS's rather scientifically literate audience.

What really came across is that it's really socialogical factors that are preventing Man from reaching Mars. The technical problems, serious though they are, are probably all soluble, but sustaining a seriously expensive project over thirty odd years may not be possible - at least, not without serious motivation, which seems to be lacking.

Oh well, anyway, I'll be along for The truth about science and What is quantum non-locality?

Posted to Science and technology by Simon Brunning at May 05, 2004 04:38 PM

Oh, wow - tell us all about it when you get back. Sounds really interesting...

Posted by: Tracey Annison on May 5, 2004 06:50 PM

So, was it good?

Posted by: Tracey on May 7, 2004 10:50 AM

Skip that... I was expecting a post, and didn't see the update. I agree with him, for what it's worth - if we REALLY wanted to go there, we would do, and probably would have by now. Pity...

Posted by: Tracey on May 7, 2004 10:51 AM
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