Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth

WIA-E UK invites to join the online event – Mission to Mars!

Join QinetiQ’s Dr. Mamatha Maheshwarappa as she talks about her recent experience as commander of MDRS Crew 174 at the Mars Desert Research Station!
  • Date: 4th April
  • Time: 1230 BST / 1330 CET

About the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), owned and operated by the Mars Society, is a full-scale analog facility in Utah that supports Earth-based research in pursuit of the technology, operations, and science required for human space exploration. The purpose of the MDRS project is to develop the key knowledge required to prepare for human exploration of Mars. It aims to develop field tactics based on environmental constraints (e.g. being required to work in space suits), to test habitat design features and tools, and to assess crew selection protocols. Although much warmer than Mars, the desert location was selected because of its remoteness and Mars-like terrain.

See the flyer attached here.

Join the live link at: https://zoom.us/j/550641392

Would all participants please:

  • Mute your microphone and stop video (bottom left of screen)
  • Enable speaker view on top right

If you have any questions please ask them in the Chat window and Mamatha will answer them (time permitting) after the presentation.

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