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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”. 

    ©2020 Lucy Hawking (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
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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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More emotional and psychological than technical...

I was really looking forward to a strong scientific conversation about the current and future state of space exploration and the challenges it faces, but by episode 5 with pointless conversations about the right of alien civilizations in Avatar, the New Space Race that got way off track etc. I gave up. There would be so much interesting material to cover that was barely scratched during some interesting moments. Lucy Hawking was a fine host, but I could of done without the goofy "Alexa" wannabee and often needless sound effects.

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wonderful story telling

I wish there were more episodes. I could listen to Lucy's voice for days. the facts of the podcast are a bonus. bravo

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Excellent Podcast To Survive a Global Pandemic

This Podcast was worth listening to it touches on artificial intelligence and space laws and gender and disabilities.If we only send the healthy perfect people,are we going to send people back to Earth when they get old?This podcast asks these questions.

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Really enjoyable

This series covered many topics that I had overlooked in a pleasant, entertaining way. High production value and always on topic. Well done.
If you are feeling down, listen to the optimism abound in these episodes.

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Great podcast

Loved it, informative and entertaining. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the space program.

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  • AH
  • 12-10-20

A pleasant listen, a look at modern space flight

Knowing Lucy has written childrens books, at first glance I thought this was in a similar vein with the cover art and even title suggesting a similar audience (I know, never judge a book by its cover!). However it turned out to be an informative summary of where we are at in 2020 regarding space flight. So much has changed since the moon landings and in particular the last decade regarding the shift from goverment funded programs to private firms and this book covers this change as well as looking at other aspects going forward. Should we venture to the stars to advance the human race? And who will do that for us? Overall an interesting short listen that, although it doesn't delve into too much into detail and technical jargon, takes a step back to ask questions about the evolution of space flight.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-20

Sets a high standard for Audible freebies

Assumes no knowledge of each topic and yet reaches the frontier of current knowledge rapidly without getting bogged down. Lucy is a very good science communicator notwithstanding who her dad was. Fascinating range of episodes which progress at a satisfying pace. I could definitely listen to more from Lucy and this style of production.

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  • k pius
  • 12-13-20

A must listen for all of us!

What an amazing series. Very interesting and eye opening.
Also, Lucy has a voice of an angel. How very fitting.

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  • mindaugas.pukas
  • 01-08-21

Very good

Was very good and motivational listening. I enjoyed every minute and I recommend if you like space or SF.

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  • Adebola Egunjobi
  • 01-01-21

A realistic view of our future in space

Well-rounded, and up-to-date for 2020. Accessible whatever your age. Thought-provoking and eye-opening, whether you're new to the subject or an expert.

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  • Roger Boyle
  • 12-30-20

excellent series

A great series discussing man's options for space exploration, through the eyes of Prof. Hawking's daughter.
An interesting discussion on how the private sector has a place in this

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  • Mark Lees
  • 12-17-20

Thought provoking

This production made me really think about what it would be like if man truly became an interplanetary species.

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  • Dil
  • 01-13-21

informative

it was entertaining and informative.
Interview with astronauts, current developments in aerospace travel. thank you.

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  • Will
  • 01-03-21

Loved it

Great narration and well put together.

filled me with hope for the future

PS I am a Star Trek fan so am slightly biased towards all things space

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  • stuart woodward
  • 12-28-20

give me more!

audible if your reading this! give us more! either a a series 2 or more science podcasts with lucy hawkings! this was amazing 👏 😀

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  • zena pearce
  • 01-03-21

Thought provoking

A very thought provoking listen. I think we should send the Polititians up into space to look back on the Earth so they can really appreciate it, and realise we truely need to be united . It government's spent money on space science instead of trillions on war imagine where we could be by now.

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  • Ross McFarland
  • 05-16-21

Worth the listen

Great story, well presented. Definitely worth listening. Lucy has a beguiling accent and her "guests" have enthralling tales of the beginning, middle and future of space adventures....

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  • William
  • 05-08-21

Educational

Fun and educational. It covers a few unique topics in this field that I haven't heard before in this level of detail.