Return to the Moon (Live at Surrey University, and Online )
“Apollo” for a New Generation
Following the huge success of the Apollo moon landing missions between 1969 and 1972, US and Russian attention turned to Earth orbiting human spaceflight with the development of MIR, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.
The idea of having humans living and working on the Moon by the 1980s was quietly forgotten. However, the discovery of water (ice) on the Moon in the 1990s has radically changed the practicability of lunar settlement, and the emergence of new space powers, in particular Europe, India and China has led to a new “space race” to the Moon.
This talk presents the current mission proposals to land on the Moon, working towards a permanent “lunar village”.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
08 Dec 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Surrey Local Network
Prof Craig Underwood
Head of the Planetary Environments Group - University of Surrey
Professor Craig Underwood graduated from the University of York in 1982 with a BSc in Physics with Computer Science. After gaining a postgraduate certificate in education in 1983, he began a teaching career at Scarborough Sixth-Form College where he developed satellite activities. In January 1986, Craig joined the University of Surrey as a research fellow/engineer developing space education programmes and working on the UoSAT series of spacecraft, where he was responsible for the generation and maintenance of software for the UoSAT Satellite Control Ground-Station, mission analysis, thermal design and radiation environment and effects analysis and mitigation. From 1990 he has been Surrey's Principal Investigator of Space Radiation Environment and Effects, completing his PhD in this area in 1996.