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Open Dome IN PERSON - The Next Space Race

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Join us in this month's talk by R Humble (NTU) on The next space race: The first human to be born in space where we will find out how SpaceBorn United, a private space mission development company, explores how possible human reproduction can be in space.

  • From: Thursday 28 April 2022, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 28 April 2022, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 28 April 2022, 8.00 pm
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Event details

Human space settlements are rapidly becoming closer to a reality thanks to major advances in rocket propulsion, astrophysics, and medicine. The urgency to establish humanity as a multi-planet species has also been re-validated by the emergence of a worldwide pandemic.

This month R Humble (NTU) will in her talk The next space race: The first human to be born in space discuss how human settlements off world will need to be completely independent and sustainable. As a result, human reproduction will need to be possible. SpaceBorn United, a private space mission development company, aims to enable exactly this. Their next mission, ARTIS, who's first test flight will occur this April, aims to provide the crucial insights into what gravity levels will enable healthy embryo development. Their space incubator will not only enable human cell research, but also research on a range of mammalian embryos, helping in the selection of mammal species that could flourish in a non-Earth ecosystem.
Next, comes mission Cradle, the first human child to be born in space...

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.

You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the Open Dome VIRTUAL event to receive the link details.


The event will start at 8pm with R Humble (NTU) on The next space race: The first human to be born in space.

Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to Teaching and Learning Building.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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