5.00pm to 5.50pm, Thursday 29 April
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Want to become the next European Space Agency astronaut? Think you're made of 'the right stuff'? Join Dr Jackie Bell, mathematician, theoretical physicist and trainee pilot as she shares her unique experience as a candidate on the BBC documentary series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? where she was selected from over 3,500 applicants to undertake tests similar to those used in astronaut selection processes in space agencies around the world.
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Dr Jackie Bell is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London and Honorary Fellow of the University of Liverpool Mathematics Department. Having always had a passion for science and a curiosity for the unknown, Jackie became the first in her family to go to University, graduating with two degrees in mathematics (BSc, MSc) and a PhD in theoretical particle physics. Following graduation Jackie moved into the world of science communication, where she used her passion for science and experience of University to raise the aspirations of young people with backgrounds similar to her own and inspire them to pursue STEM careers. Her ultimate dream however is to follow in the footsteps of Helen Sharman and Tim Peake in becoming Britain’s next astronaut – and more specifically – the first Scouser in space!)
Please note, this event is earlier than usual and is aimed at a family audience.
The event will go live at 4:55pm, and the introduction will begin at 5:00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.
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