Tech Innovations - Connecting Outer Space to Earth
Space Talk: 2pm - 3pm
CubeSat Workshop: 3pm - 5pm
(separate registration required for workshop: http://peatix.com/event/285669 )
How do astronauts spend their days in outer space, living on board the International Space Station (ISS)? What is it like to do a spacewalk, flying nearly 28,000 km/hr while floating 400 km above Planet Earth?
To learn about life in space, join us for a talk by NASA Commander Jeff Williams, an experienced astronaut who has spent 534 days on board the ISS and executed 5 spacewalks.
Commander Williams will also highlight some of the important research being conducted on board ISS. As the commercial space industry (“NewSpace”) works hand-in-hand with national programmes to offer increased access to space for all citizens of Planet Earth, we need to understand how biological and physical systems respond in an environment that is well beyond the tug of Earth’s gravity.
Space technology is developing at an unprecedented rate, with global options in space-related careers expected to grow substantially. Hear first-hand about today’s experiences in Outer Space, with an eye towards tomorrow’s opportunities.
Following the talk, BSE (http://bse-space.com/) will be conducting a Hands-on CubeSatellite Workshop: An Introduction to Coding Space Systems for participants who are interested to work with a CubeSat and gain firsthand knowledge of pre-launch and early space mission activities.