Our Future in Space

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Our Future in Space

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  Last updated July 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm

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What would be required for humanity’s future in space? We asked someone who’s been to space 5 times, retired NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins. In this interview, Marsha discusses how we’re still using the same technology as 50 years ago. She also touches on how one of the biggest limitations of space exploration is rocket technology as well as electrical power and environmental factors such as long-term radiation exposure. International cooperation is the key to moving forward where countries each contribute technologies rather than individual countries developing and building everything themselves. In regards to the private space industry outside of governments, Marsha says leave the commercial industry to handle the market, and let the governments do the space exploration. “See what the future brings.” In association with IMAX Sydney and IMAX Melbourne.

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