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  • Children's author and science communicator Lucy Hawking, daughter of Professor Stephen Hawking, invites listeners to the launch of a new space age. Fuelled by commercial finance and looking for new horizons, this is a revolutionary change from the old era in which superpowers competed for supremacy in space.

    Lucy is accompanied by Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE, which kickstarted the privatised space, and Kellie Gerardi, a spaceflight industry professional and trainee astronaut, as well as visionaries at the forefront of this new age of space travel.

    A Testbed production for Audible Originals.

    This original podcast is 8 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: Privatisation and Prizes”. 

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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Privatisation and Prizes

    Dec 8 2020

    Lucy, Peter and Kellie discuss how private industry and wealth has kickstarted the space race in the 21st Century and identify who the players are. 

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    32 mins
  • Ep 2: Space Tourism

    Dec 8 2020

    Seven tourists have booked a visit to the International Space Station, at huge cost. Lucy discovers who will take us to space, where we can go and when might prices fall.

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    34 mins
  • Ep 3: Mars

    Dec 8 2020

    When will humans eventually reach Mars? Lucy hears predictions about how people will get there, what they will experience and whether travellers will ever come back.

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    31 mins

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Great thought provoking series

space exploration is a fascinating journey guided through intelligent points of view. I'm excited that this had a very hopeful and optimistic perspective

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