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Astronaut training

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18:30 – 19:30 19 May 2011
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STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Speakers: Dr Gail Iles

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.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Email: A.Newsam@astro.ljmu.ac.uk

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