The Science of Spaceflight

11 Feb 10.30 – 11.30am Basford Library


From the moment Yuri Gagarin blasted into space in 1961, crewed spaceflight has captured the imagination of the world. Along with the massive technological advances required to make human spaceflight possible, crewed space missions have conducted a plethora of science experiments to advance the knowledge of mankind.

Fields as diverse as biology, geophysics, medicine, and astronomy have benefited from experiments in microgravity. Join University of Nottingham researcher Dr Amelia Fraser-McKelvie as she summarises some of the most interesting science experiments that have taken place in space.