Scotland: The Final Frontier

Title
Scotland: The Final Frontier
Speaker(s)
Matjaz Vidmar
Hosted by
Introduced by
Date and Time
7th Aug 2019 13:30 - 7th Aug 2019 14:30
Location
New Town Theatre
URL
http://www.issti.ed.ac.uk/events/issti/2018/scotland_the_final_frontier
7th August 2019 (Wed), 1.30-2.30pm, New Town Theatre
Scotland: The Final Frontier?
2019 Cabaret of Dangereous Ideas

Launching rockets is the last missing piece in the growing Scottish space industry. Plans are underway to send satellites, and people, into outer space from Scotland. Sutherland, Unst and Prestwick are some of the possible launch sites. But how much it will all cost and what impact will it have on the environment and local communities? What kind of jobs will it create in these areas and who will profit? Could the money be better spent on something else? Come and debate with me on 7th August!