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Library Club Talk – The Science of Spaceflight: What have we learnt from crewed space missions?
From the moment Yuri Gagarin blasted into space in 1961, crewed spaceflight has captured the imagination of the world. Along with the massive technological advances required to make human spaceflight possible, crewed space missions have conducted a plethora of science experiments to advance the knowledge of mankind. Fields as diverse as biology, geophysics, medicine, and astronomy have benefited from experiments in microgravity. Join Dr Amelia Fraser-McKelvie from the University of Nottingham as she summarises some of the most interesting science experiments that have taken place from the early days of the space race, through the moon landings, and right up to the cutting-edge research taking place on the International Space Station today.
Basford Library is wheelchair accessible.