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Cafe Scientifique talk – Dr Emma Ryan

3:00 pm 11 October 2022
5:00 pm 11 October 2022

It’s not rocket science – An explanation as to why building engines for spacecraft isn’t rocket science.

The talk will cover the maths of rocket science, a brief history of space travel, why the engineering behind building rockets is more complex than the maths and science, and some complex thermodynamics using coloured plastic balls to demonstrate.

An introduction to SABRE (a synergic air breathe rocket engine) and how it works will be explored along with why it’ll change space travel and the impact it’ll have on Earth. There’ll also be discussion on how to become a rocket scientist and Emma’s career path to get there.

7 September 2022
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7 September 2022