2014 November 21 - CNS - Are Humans Ready to Land on Mars?

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Technical Lecture
21 November 2014 18:30 - 21:00
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Since the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) landed on Mars there has been increasing interest whether humans can travel to our neighbouring planet. This presentation will outline the known hazards in outer space missions and draw attention to the issues of incessant radiation, microgravity effects, shielding inadequacy, and the psychological effects on a long lonely journey. The presentation will also outline the concepts of getting to Mars and the possible countermeasures against the hazards, the latest research that is currently being done.  


Nicholas Sion: Currently working on radiation protection of astronauts from galactic radiation, alternate methods of developing radioisotopes, and protection of patients and medical staff from therapeutic radiation.


Bahen Centre For Information Technology, Room BA170
40 St. George St.

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