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6th Colin Pillinger Memorial Talk
Mars, and Other Places we Care About Planetary Protection in the Commercial Spaceflight Era

This event took place on 9th December 2020 at 6:00pm (18:00 GMT)

Dr Andy Spry worked with Colin Pilinger on the Beagle 2 Mars spacecraft. He was responsible for the lander being built to meet all the rules for ensuring that it did not contaminate Mars with Earthly microbes and that any positive results indicating signs of life on Mars were due solely to martian material. Following Beagle 2, Andy moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, leading planetary protection for a number of NASA robotic missions. He will be speaking from the SETI Institute where he is Senior Scientist and consultant to NASA HQ on planetary protection issues.

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Moon Night 2020

This event is part of Moon Night 2020, which is being offered online this year over three nights from December 7-9th 2020. Follow the links below for the other events.

Monday 7th December 2020: Moon Night Families event

Tuesday 8th December 2020: IOP online public lecture as part of Moon Night 2020 - "The Moon’s water: past, current, and future perspectives”

The webcast was open to 10000 users

(65 minutes)