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All workshops are four hours duration with regular breaks. The cost for each half day workshop is £149 plus VAT This includes all course material and tea and coffee being served throughout the four hour session .

“Mission to Mars”

Mars is an obvious target for exploration because it is close by in our Solar System, but there are many more reasons to explore the Red Planet. The scientific reasons for going to Mars can be summarised by the search for life, understanding the surface and the planet’s evolution, and preparing for future human exploration.

Mission briefing 90 minutes to…

  1. Choose a launch site
  2. Build a spacecraft
  3. Travel to the moon
  4. Choose a lunar landing site
  5. Build a moon base
  6. Travel on to Mars

but beware problems selected at random from NASA’s official “Human missions to Mars” manuals 1 and 2 will happen.

Iron triangle

Synchronise watches !

Get to work !

Time’s up !

Lessons Learned

Closing

“Planetary defence”

Not a lot of point going to Mars if we get wiped out like the dinosaurs. The Planetary Society recognizes the threat that asteroids and comets–known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)–represent. While an asteroid strike could have devastating effects, the good news is that an asteroid impact is the only natural disaster that is completely preventable. You have 90 minutes to choose a solution and build it or we’re all doomed ! Doomed I tell you (cue that Aerosmith song from the film “Armageddon”)

Mission briefing 90 minutes to…

  1. Choose a launch site
  2. Build a delivery system
  3. Travel to the threat
  4. Choose a landing site
  5. Deliver the solution
  6. Assess the outcome

Iron triangle

Synchronise watches !

Get to work !

Time’s up !

Lessons Learned

Closing

“Space debris clean up”

Space debris is a pain.From flecks of paint that nearly punched a hole in a space shuttle’s window in 1983 all the way up to the redundant 8 tonne ENVISAT satellite orbiting the Earth.All circling our planet at over 22,300 mph, faster than a speeding bullet like some big metal shredding machine.Sort it out space cadets.

Mission briefing 90 minutes to…

  1. Choose a launch site
  2. Build a delivery system
  3. Travel to the debris field
  4. Deliver the solution
  5. Assess the outcome

Iron triangle

Synchronise watches !

Get to work !

Time’s up !

Lessons Learned

Closing

ENVISAT one pretty big “hunk of junk”

“New Atlantis”

 

More than eighty percent of our ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. Much remains to be learned from exploring the mysteries of the deep.Checkout The Five Deeps Expedition https://fivedeeps.com/ and get ready to build “New Atlantis”.

Iron triangle

Synchronise watches !

Get to work !

Time’s up !

Lessons Learned

Closing

“Dyson sphere”

A Dyson sphere is a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output.We’re going to need one after colonising Mars.Don’t call it a “Death Star” Unless you want to panic nearby alien civilisations who may possess more technology than you.

Iron triangle

Synchronise watches !

Get to work !

Time’s up !

Lessons Learned

Closing