How will we send selfies from Mars back to our friends on Earth? How will we call into those important work meetings? Dmitrios Tsifakis takes us through the practicalities of getting information back and forth across the solar system. Spoiler: it’s not that easy…
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EM2 in the Pub Part 7: Space Oddity
No space science show is complete without David Bowie. Professor Rod and Dr Phil take you through the blast off and beyond.
EM2 in the Pub Part 10: human health in space
Humans are fragile and space is unforgiving. Dr Emma Tucker discusses the very many gruesome ways space can kill or maim you…
EM2 in the Pub Part 9: Crops in Space
Growing plants in space is both easier and harder than you’d think. Dr Tory Clarke takes us through the challenges astronauts and colonisers will face when they try.
EM2 in the Pub, part 8: designing a vacuum dome
How do you design a large vacuum vessel to house a moon simulation environment? Matt Shadwell has the answers.
EM2 in the Pub, part 5: oxygen is weird
Dr Phil is horrified that Earth is shrouded in a corrosive, dangerous chemical called oxygen. It’s unstable and it burns things. But if we lived in a stable unreactive gas atmosphere we wouldn’t be able to get energy to power our life.