EM2 in the Pub, part 8: designing a vacuum dome

Rod’s PhD student Matt Shadwell has been tasked with designing the dome that will house the moon simulation environment.

In this video he shares the challenges and solutions for making a vacuum tight vessel that is metres across!

EM2 is the Earth to Moon to Mars projects, to develop and test technology for humankind’s colonisation of other world. NASA has identified a moon base as the springboard to a mars base, so Boswell Technologies is spearheading a grass roots effort to test as much technology as possible before it goes into space.

This pub night in Canberra brought together experts from a range of sciences to discuss the issues colonisers on the Moon might face.

Filmed at Smiths Alternative Canberra, May 2021. MCed by Dr Phil Dooley.

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