So you want to be an astronaut? Dr Iles will train delegates in some of the basics of day-to-day operations aboard the International Space Station. Highlights will include the performance of a scientific experiment aboard the Columbus Laboratory (the European Segment of the ISS) and attendees will watch the docking of the Automated Transfer Vehicle, Europe’s logistics-supply spacecraft. Delegates will learn about the five sub-systems necessary for maintenance of human life in space: power, computing, thermal control, life support and communications.
The talk will explore the constraints involved in operating a scientific payload and it will introduce some of the emergencies encountered by astronauts through a role-play scenario.