Nature debate: racing to the moon

Four decades after the first Moon landings (Apollo 11 on 16 July 1969), the original space-racers have been joined by China, India, South Korea, even Nigeria. Why do we still need manned missions? Does human space exploration need countries to cooperate, or does it benefit from the oxygen of international conflict and mistrust? Join a lively debate on the Moon and beyond at London’s premier new arts venue – Kings Place – on 11 May 2009.

Hosted by Nick Campbell (Managing Editor, Nature) and chaired by Christine McGourty (Science Correspondent, BBC News), come and hear Kevin Fong, Oliver Morton and Martin Sweeting debate these stimulating questions.

Racing to the Moon is the first of two Words on Monday events organized by Nature to be held at Kings Place over the summer season.

More details of the programme and speakers are attached (Word document).

Alternatively, see the Kings Place website for details and booking information.


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