Future Concepts for Space Exploration – ‘Life Jim, but Not as we Know it’

Martin Braddock will describe the current state of the art regarding warp drives, hibernation/stasis, terraforming of Mars and the fast emerging field of nano spacecraft harbouring an e-crew of human avatars all addressed by examples from scientific literature. In particular he will address the physical constraints of getting to, let alone colonising Mars with respect to astronaut exposure to prolonged periods of microgravity and radiation.