UPLINK 11: REWRITING THE SPACE RACE WITH SUE NELSON & DALLAS CAMPBELL

Join us on Tuesday 19th May for Uplink 11 with Sue Nelson and Dallas Campbell. We’ll be live from 2:30pm (BST) / 3:30pm (CEST) here (don’t forget to subscribe!). Science author and broadcaster Sue Nelson and TV presenter and author Dallas Campbell should need no introduction to Space Rocks fans: Dallas hosted Space Rocks London 2018 and 2019, and Sue appeared at last year’s event on a panel with Dominique Tipper about inclusivity in space exploration.

 

In Uplink 11, Sue and Dallas will be discussing the subject Rewriting The Space Race. So much is known and rightly celebrated about missions like Apollo and beyond, where some of the other less well-publicised stories and heroes of that era? 

 

A highly respected science journalist, Sue Nelson is an award-winning radio producer,  journalist and former BBC TV science and environment correspondent. Host of Space Boffins, Sue has reported on science for all the BBC’s national television and radio news programmes as well as co-producing and presenting the Space Boffins podcast. In October 2018, Sue released her first book, Wally Funk’s Race for Space, the official biography of the legendary American aviator Wallace ‘Wally’ Funk which tells the story of Wally’s inspiring journey to become the first female astronaut in the early 1960s as part of the ‘Women in Space’ programme.

 

Dallas presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes including: Science of Stupid, Bang Goes the Theory, The Gadget Show, Stargazing Live, The Sky at Night, Supersized Earth, Time Scanners, City in the Sky, Egypt’s Lost Cities, The Treasure Hunters, and Britain Beneath Your Feet.

 

His book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet charts the history, science and culture of human spaceflight. Beyond television, Dallas is an author, speaker, and ambassador for STEM education. He works closely with several major outreach initiatives, including The Big Bang Fair (young scientist and engineer of the year awards), Equinor Young Imagineers (with the Science Museum), and TeenTech, which helps kids across the UK think creatively about technology and innovation. He works internationally with the British Council’s FameLab project, designing and running workshops for early career academics, helping them hone their science communication skills.

 

Join us on Tuesday at 2:30pm (BST) / 3:30pm (CEST) to watch and join in at our Youtube Channel. You can also catch past episodes of Uplink and subscribe for news about forthcoming editions.