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Lauri Hansen will discuss the challenges of human space exploration. The future of human exploration begins with our current earth reliant missions in low earth orbit. These missions utilise the International Space Station to learn how to safely execute deep space missions. In addition to serving as an exploration test bed and enabling world class research, the International Space Station enables NASA to build international and commercial partnerships.

This event is free.

Guests wishing to attend are asked to register via by Tuesday 10 May.

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This is part of a longer, half-day programme that includes three mini-lectures on ‘Hypersonic to Hypervelocity Spacecraft Heat Transfer’, ‘Space engineering at Harwell’ and ‘Cooling the Mid-Infrared Instrument’ as well as exhibitions on projects being undertaken by final-year Engineering Science undergraduates and research at the department.


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