Humans are heading back to the moon…and this time, they have plans to stay. National and international space agencies, and private enterprise, are joining forces with the goal of establishing a permanent lunar base that could serve as a training ground and stepping stone for human exploration of Mars. In the next two decades, probes will reach every planet in our solar system, and a new generation of telescopes will answer some of the most fundamental questions in cosmology, including whether planets elsewhere in our galaxy can sustain life as we know it (and whether they already do).
Filmed at World Science Festival Brisbane 2023, Brian Greene is joined by some of the world-renowned scientists engaged in these endeavors – Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s outgoing head scientist; Aude Vignelles, Chief Technology Officer of the Australia Space Agency; Masaki Fujimoto, Deputy Director of the Japan Space Exploration Agency and Kirsten MacDonnell of the European Space Agency’s Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration. Join them for a fascinating discussion as we embark on the next Golden Age of Space Exploration.
Presented with World Science Festival New York
From October 2016 until the end of 2022, Thomas Zurbuchen was the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. The directorate’s stated mission is to find answers to...View Profile
Dr. Masaki Fujimoto is Deputy Director General of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (ISAS/JAXA). He joined JAXA in 2006 as a Professor of...View Profile
Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics, is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry and of spatial topology change.View Profile
Aude Vignelles is the Chief Technology Officer of the Australian Space Agency. As part of the senior executive team, Aude leads and is responsible for writing the civil space strategy...View Profile
Kirsten MacDonell is the Research and Payloads Group Lead at the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration of the European Space Agency. In this role, she leads a team of...View Profile
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