The Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures have been announced


The Royal Institution have announced the 2015 Christmas lecturer as being Dr Kevin Fong, an expert in space medicine. Fong

This year’s Christmas lectures will be based around ‘How to survive in space’ and is due to be broadcast on BBC Four during the festive season.

In celebration of Tim Peake’s impending launch to the International Space Station (ISS), the lectures will focus around the discoveries and achievements in space science and engineering.

Tim’s expedition to the ISS will begin with an intense eight and a half minute journey to Low Earth Orbit. The first lecture will examine this critical stage of Tim’s long six hour space flight and will reveal the science and engineering work behind these tense moments.

Lectures two and three will look at the day-to-day life in space, as well as learning how science can help astronauts survive those lengthy space explorations.

For more information about Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station, visit the dedicated Tim Peake page.

The photograph of Kevin Fong is taken from The Royal Institution.

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