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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Sensemaker Live: Why go to space?

Sensemaker Live: Why go to space?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

The space race hasn’t been this hot since the 60s – except this time there are a few more players in the fight. Is it a brave quest to make us a spacefaring species for our own survival? Or a dreadful wasteful competition between blinkered alpha males? Do we all need to come back down to earth?


editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Sarah Cruddas
Space journalist, TV host and author. Global thought leader in the commercial space sector and board member at Space for Humanity

Matthew Bothwell
Astronomer and science communicator based at the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology at the University of Cambridge

Sophie Allan
Head of Learning and Teaching at the National Space Academy