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How We Got To The Moon with Dr Kevin Fong


Saturday 22 June 2019
14:15 – 15:00

Interstellar Ideas on the Green

50 years since Neil Armstrong’s first footsteps on the Moon, Dr. Kevin Fong takes a fresh look at the science, technology and people who made that outrageous feat of exploration possible.
Fresh from interviews with Apollo era mission controllers, flight directors, engineers and astronauts, Kevin asks how we achieved that goal and what lessons all of us should learn from its success.

Kevin Fong is Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals, and is Anaesthetic Lead for both the Patient Emergency Reponse Team and Major Incident Planning.  He has a long standing interest in human space exploration and space medicine and has worked with NASA’s Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office at Johnson Space Centre in Houston.  Kevin is founder and associate director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine at University College London.  His BBC documentaries include: Space Shuttle: The Final Mission (2011), Mars: A Horizon Guide (2009) and Blink: A Horizon Guide to the Senses (2012).  In 2015 he delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on “How to Survive in Space”.