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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Our future in space

Time: 12pm to 1:30pm

Join our panel as they debate the future of space exploration.

£6 full price and £4 concession

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The race to the moon and the moon landing in 1969 were fuelled by Cold War rivalries. Fifty years on, dominance in space is back on the political agenda. 

There are big political questions related to the future of space travel including:   

  • the space arms race
  • space tourism
  • space as an untapped resource

Join the panel as they debate whether further space exploration will lead to opportunities or threats.

Chaired by Christine Grahame MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, this panel includes: 

  • Sue Nelson, science journalist, broadcaster and author of Wally Funk’s Race for Space 
  • Dr Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester 
  • Dr Stuart Eves, Space Satellite-System Engineer 



All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need communication or other support.

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.