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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Beyond Earth talks on 9 March

Image credit: © OeWF (Katja Zanella-Kux)

Not too hot, not too cold

13.00-13.40 and 15:00-15.40

Suitable for ages 12+

Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

Space is a dangerous environment. Temperatures can vary from extremely hot to freezing cold. Katie Hassell will tell you about she makes sure spacecraft stay safe once they’ve left Earth.

Katie Hassell is Thermal Analyst at Airbus Defence and Space.

Exploring Mars on Earth

14.00-14.40

Suitable for ages 12+

Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

How can we prepare for somewhere we’ve never been? No one has set foot on Mars yet, but Jane MacArthur will tell you how environments here on Earth help scientists test equipment we might one day use to explore the red planet.

Jane MacArthur is a MSc Planetary science student at UCL.

Mercury Rising

16.00-16.40

Suitable for ages 12+

Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

Mercury is the least explored planet in our inner solar system, but that will change in 2016. How will spacecraft survive temperatures of over 350 °C? Come hear all about Jessica Marshall’s work with BepiColombo, Europe’s first mission to Mercury.

Jessica Marshall is a Spacecraft and Satellite Systems Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space.

Beyond Earth talks on 9 March

Learn how spacecraft stay safe in extreme temperatures, and how equipment for Mars is tested here on earth
Floor: 3
free
Age ranges
Age 12-16Adults


This event is part of the Beyond Earth festival.


Supported by the Biogen Idec Foundation.