Reflecting the current environment, this special presentation of Research Tuesdays will be an online seminar.
Space exploration of any kind is difficult. Doing it for extended periods with human crews is a challenge beyond imagining. Something that would help immeasurably, however, would be the ability to identify and extract resources and use them to manufacture fresh stocks of life- and mission-critical items—in situ on distant celestial bodies.
The Environment Institute’s Professor Volker Hessel is Research Director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources. He is also Deputy Dean (Research) of the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
Associate Professor John Culton is Director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources, and a former colonel in the US Air Force.
NASA believes it can be done, as does the European Space Agency. And some of the world’s most promising research and development in the area is occurring right here at the University of Adelaide.
You are invited to join the leaders of our internationally recognised Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources for an awe-inspiring glimpse into a future that’s literally out of this world.