8th Meeting of the 187th Session (2007-2008)
In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 5th May 2008, at 7pm
A look back at failures over 50 years of rocketry and space travel. We will see how chance, engineering error and unforeseen circumstances can turn success into failure in the blink of an eye and learn how human ingenuity has sometimes snatched missions, and astronauts, back from the brink of disaster. Featuring runaway rockets, crippled satellites, abandoned space stations, the curse of Mars and the background to some of the occasional fatal accidents.
John Davies is an astronomer and aerospace engineer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
The President, Professor Anthony Busuttil, will be in the Chair
Members of the Public are welcome to attend
Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161
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