Oppy or Armstrong? Autonomous vs human space exploration

What:
Panel
When:
Wednesday Aug 14   07:00 PM to 08:30 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
Other - Fringe
Tags:
Special GuestSpaceSpace TravelMoon MissionsAstronautsExplorationScience Gallery Dublin
The Mars Explorer Rover, nicknamed Opportunity (‘Oppy’), launched in 2003, cost US$400 million and operated for 15 years. While an impressive achievement, what more could have been done with a sustained human space programme that was focused on Mars? Can the flexibility of an onsite human team justify the undoubtedly higher cost? What is the role of humans and robot probes in the exploration of space? Our panellists examine the various (dis)advantages of both human and robotic exploration of Luna and Mars.

This is a free, ticketed event that must be booked in advance; it is taking place at the Science Gallery Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

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NASA
Scientist/Astronaut
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Writer
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Loyola University Maryland
Senior Lecturer in Physics
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