How to Leave The Planet: A Rough Guide to Space Travel
Dr. Suzie Imber - University of Leicester
Suzie is a space scientist, adventurer, and winner of the BBC series “Astronaut: Do You Have What It Takes?”
Suzie is an Associate Professor of Space Physics at the University of Leicester. She specialises in an area of research known as Space Weather.
Suzie is best known in the public eye for being crowned the winner of the 2017 BBC production ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’. The show involves twelve candidates, selected from thousands of applicants being put through an astronaut selection process.
The selection process was designed to test mental strength, physical ability, emotional resilience, teamwork and resourcefulness and were designed by by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. The show was watched by millions of viewers around the world.
Since the show, Suzie has appeared in numerous times live on the BBC providing expert commentary on space news stories, alongside appearances on The Sky at Night, ITV news, and even a guest appearance on The Secret Life of Five Year Olds!
She has also been featured in a 6-episode Red Bull adventure series (Andes 6K) following her expedition to climb twelve brutal Andean mountains in 2016, during a period of just three months.
Brief description of session:
Dallas Campbell and Suzie will take you on the ultimate journey through the history and science of space travel. From rocket science, astronaut training, and how the latest science is expanding our knowledge of the cosmos!