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Pythagorean Astronomy: The future of Space Exploration

Space view of ESA's European Service Module powering NASA's Orion spacecraft to the Moon.

Space view of ESA’s European Service Module powering NASA’s Orion spacecraft to the Moon.

With the Artemis I mission mid-mission (at the time of recording), Chris North and Edward Gomez look at what this means for the future of human space exploration, and more ambitious missions to the Moon (and beyond). Meanwhile, back here on Earth, the European Space Agency have announced their next crop of astronauts. The list includes three British astronauts, and in particular John McFall, the first para-astronaut. What does that mean for the diversity of people who can travel into space.

In terms of science, we highlight the analysis of the atmosphere of an exoplanet, and studies of the structure of dust storms on Mars.

An extended edition of an original broadcast on 1st December 2022 as part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.