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Runaway Rockets and Space Disasters


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Talk arranged by Scotland South East Retired Members (SERMS)

Date and Time

05 February 2014 - 14:00-16:00


Edinburgh, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Scotland South East local network.

About this event

A look back at failures over 50 years of rocketry and space travel.

We will see how chance, engineering error and unforeseen circumstances can turn success into failure in the blink of an eye and learn how human ingenuity has sometimes snatched missions, and astronauts, back from the brink of disaster.

Featuring runaway rockets, crippled satellites, what really happened to Apollo 13, saving space stations and the 'curse of Mars'.


Dr John Davies, Astronomer, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Additional information

Organised by SERMS (Scotland South East Retired Members) Contact Frank McCall

The location for SERMS talks this session is:-
            Siegfried Room (1/37)
            Edinburgh Napier University
            Craiglockhart Campus
            Colinton Road
            Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

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Registration is not required for this event.

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