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Porthole Presents – To Mars via Kazakhstan – Talk
February 10 @ 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Porthole Presents – To Mars via Kazakhstan’ by Terry Ransome
‘I worked in the aerospace industry for over 30 years – building and testing satellites and spacecraft. That took me to launch sites around the world, the most memorable perhaps being a launch campaign at the Russian site at Baikonur in Kazakhstan – with the UK’s Beagle2 Mars Probe.’
‘The final highlight in my working life was to work at the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan – from where Yuri Gagarin embarked on his first human spaceflight. It is still busy today launching astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station – and lots more.
I took with me the UK’s Mars Lander Beagle2 – the probe that was ‘lost’ on Mars at Christmas 2003, but ‘found’ 11 years later.
In this talk I tell of my Beagle2 and Kazakhstan experiences – with a postscript on how Beagle2 was eventually found and identified on the Red Planet.’
Tickets £10 per person (includes Pier Entry and light refreshments)
To book pop into the Toll House or call 01275 878846