Mars the focus of free public lecture

Monday, 12 July 2004

International Astronauts Panel: "Back to the Moon and on to Mars?"

WHERE: Union Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 7:30 pm

Astronauts on the panel include:
· Dr Reinhold Ewald (European Space Agency)
· Dr Robert Thirsk (Canadian Space Agency)

Many space experts believe the Moon may be a perfect vantage point to launch manned missions to Mars, rather than launching from the Earth itself.

Why this is being considered, whether it is feasible, and what impact it would have on the costs and time schedule of humans walking on the Martian landscape will be discussed.

This promises to be one of the most fascinating free public events to be held throughout the entire International Space University program here in Adelaide.

This public event is part of the International Space University (ISU) program being run in Adelaide, hosted by the three South Australian universities - Adelaide, UniSA and Flinders.


Contact Details

Nicole Cremer
Executive Officer
ISU Adelaide program
Mobile: 0439 844 834

Morla Milne
Media Relations Office
International Space University
Business: +61 8 8302 1188

Media Team
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 0814

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762