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Zero Pressure with astronaut Helen Sharman | Imperial News


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The new Zero Pressure Podcast from Imperial College London, ISST and Saab launches right this moment.

Global safety and resilience have change into more and more widespread speaking factors for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic revealed simply how massive the challenges could be, and the way everybody’s day by day lives could be impacted.

Now, Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman, shall be internet hosting a brand new podcast collection shining a highlight on the science and know-how which influence world safety and resilience.

Created by Imperial’s Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) in collaboration with Saab, the podcast will take a look at safety for people, nations and the entire Earth from each cyber and bodily threats, with the dialogue spanning from area and aerospace to deep ocean know-how.

The position that ground-breaking applied sciences can play in addressing and fixing the worldwide challenges of right this moment and tomorrow shall be a central theme of the podcast collection. And the insights and experiences of the thinkers and doers who’re main the best way in creating these applied sciences will function all through.

“We shall be sharing insights and analyzing how cutting-edge scientific discovery and technological growth can form each the way forward for our planet and this a part of the Universe.” Said host Helen Sharman, who additionally holds a place at Imperial as UK Outreach Ambassador.

The first episode, launched right this moment on all main platforms together with Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, shall be a dialogue about Space in 2050 between the primary astronaut from the UK and the primary astronaut from Sweden.


Zero Pressure Podcast episode 1 with astronauts Helen Sharman and Christer Fuglesang.


Helen welcomes Christer Fuglesang, who grew to become the primary Swedish astronaut in December 2006 when he flew as Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s voyage to the International Space Station. Now a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Christer will share a few of his experiences and views on the way forward for area exploration, safety in area, and rather more.

The two astronauts will discuss their experiences of being in area. They will even look at points together with what developments we’re more likely to see in science and know-how that can allow additional area exploration and the way which may influence us on Earth? What are the probably authorized and political connotations of the brand new area race?  Will area change into extra accessible and extra commercialised and if that’s the case what sort of regulation would possibly we have to help this? What in regards to the impacts of our actions on area itself? Are there accountable area options?”

Professor Deeph Chana, co-director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London stated:

“Security is a worldwide problem which is impacted by rising and disruptive applied sciences, each by way of new issues and options. Engaging new and numerous audiences with the large points round safety and resilience is crucial to discovering the appropriate options and forging world cooperation. The Zero Pressure podcast is precisely the form of factor we have to drive ahead this mission.”

Listeners are inspired to submit inquiries to Helen and the friends on the Twitter account, @ZeroPressurePod.

The episodes will all be out there on the web site right here: https://www.saab.com/zeropressure