Human space exploration: Is it worth it?

Listen to piece broadcast on Drivetime, RTE Radio 1 on 15th August 2017

Moon Village
An artist’s depiction of the European Space Agency’s planned Moon Village (Source: ESA)

Is human exploration of space worth the huge costs that go with it?

This piece has contributions from scientists involved in space, and based in Ireland:

Luke Drury, Professor of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 

Paul Callanan, Professor of Physics, University College Cork 

Ilaria Cinelli, Phd candidate & biomedical engineer, NUI Galway

Danny Gleeson, Irish Space Industry Group