"Exploring Space at ESA"
(Venue is Trinity College Dublin)
David Southwood "the billion dollar man" currently has
spacecraft orbiting Venus, Mars, Saturn, and several (like the Hubble
Space Telescope) orbiting Earth as well as being in charge of incredible
future missions to explain the Big Bang, detect life and planets around
other stars directly and many more fascinating projects.
This will be an incredible opportunity to hear a man who has a unique
perspective of mankind's exploration of the universe.
We are currently living in the golden age of space exploration.
There have been countless missions to nearly all the planets in the last
10 years with many new projects planned for the future. Dr.
Southwood, who is science director at the European Space Agency will
outline the achievements of the last few years and give an up date on
the missions planned for the next 10 years.
In May 2001 David Southwood took up his post
as Director of Science (D/SCI), in charge of the ESA Science Programme.
Over the past 35 years David Southwood has published more than 200
publications and scientific articles, and has worked on a variety of
space missions. One of his most challenging tasks was to head the team
that built the magnetometer for the Cassini Saturn orbiter of the
NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens mission.
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