The Mendeley Debate: This House Believes Space Exploration is Worth the Cost

As the global political community continues to tighten its economic belt, scientists and charity experts alike will come together to place the necessity of space exploration in the context of other pressing global issues and other areas of scientific research.


Dr. Christine Corbett Moran - Dr. Christine Corbett Moran is a computational astrophysicist formerly employed at SpaceX. Based in LA, she is presently a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech doing research on galaxy formation, black holes, and the mysteries of the gravitational force.

Dr. David Parker - Dr. David Parker is the chief executive of the UK Space Agency and chair of European Space Agency’s Programme for Human Spaceflight. He has represented Britain on space-related matters both nationally and internationally.

Professor Alastair Reynolds - Professor Alastair Reynolds turned from space science to space fiction. He left the European Space Agency in 2004 to become a full-time writer. His works have won the Seiun and Sidewise awards


Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi - Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi is a trustee of HEAL, a UK Charity that works to alleviate child poverty in India.




5 February 2015, 19:30