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Our Off World Future

29 November 2023, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Earth from space with sun appearing from the horizon

How practical is it to build settlements in space and what will some of the challenges be? Join the IRDR's Space Health Risks Research Group at this joint event with the Human Security Centre to explore humans' long-term future in space.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Rowan Allport

Location

LG17
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG

University College London and Human Security Centre are teaming up to present an an in-person and online event exploring the desirability and practicality of building settlements in space. We will hear from the top speakers in the field who will outline the motivations, challenges and technologies behind the long-term human future in space.

Speakers

Dr Robert Zubrin

President of the Mars Society and author, including of The Case for Mars and The New World on Mars: What We Can Create on the Red Planet (released Spring 2024)

Dr Erika Nesvold

Astrophysicist and ethicist, author of Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space

Myles Harris

Associate Lecturer and Off-World Living Institute lead at UCL, CEO and founder of Space Health Research

For pre-submission of questions any other inquiries, please email rowan.allport@hscentre.org

Read a background paper on the topics covered in this event.