Reach Out for Mars: From Da Vinci to Elon Musk (at Mary Winspear Centre)

COURSE

Course description

While Leonardo da Vinci was a visionary in his times, Elon Musk is a visionary for our times. While Da Vinci was dreaming of reaching for the skies, Musk is dreaming about reaching for the Planets.

For years Elon Musk has been talking about colonizing Mars. But now, with the advances he has made in developing large rockets and other technologies required for such a mission, he is getting closer to fulfilling his dream.

This presentation will cover some of the challenges, both technical and ethical, that will need to be overcome before Musk’s dream can be fulfilled.  These include Human Robotic interactions, Space Power Systems, Life Support Systems, protection from Space Radiation, Communications, Precision Landing Systems and Advanced Space Suits, to name just a few. We will also look back to NASA’s Apollo Missions to the Moon and the lessons learned from them in order to take humans even further to Mars. 

We will also consider the zone that exists between science fiction and science fact, and where humans can no longer count upon any help coming from Earth should things go terribly wrong.

 

Registration details

You have already registered for this course.

View My account

This item is already in your shop cart.

View shop cart
FEES
Fee Tax Subtotal
{{ ::(fee.price | currency) }} {{ ::(fee.tax | currency) }} {{ ::(fee.total | currency) }}
{{ ::(child.price | currency) }} {{ ::(child.tax | currency) }} {{ ::(child.total | currency) }}
    Total {{ fee.totalFees | currency }}

Add to Shop Cart

Note: You will be asked to log in or create an account to register and pay for this course.

Having trouble registering online? Register by phone: 250-472-4747

You're already on the waiting list for this item.

Sorry, this section is full.

Online registration temporarily unavailable

Sorry, this course is not available for registration at this time.

This course is in progress. Please contact us for more details.

Online registration is closed for this course. You may still be able to register by phone. Call 250-472-4747 to find out.

This course is on your wish list. You will be notified when this course becomes available.

Want to receive notification when this course becomes available?

{{ loggedIn ? 'Add to wish list' : 'Login/create a new account to add to wish list' }}

Info you should know: