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Journey to the Stars: Space Colonisation in Fact and Fiction

41 Saturday 4 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Al Baraha 2, InterContinental

“What I really want to try to achieve here is to make Mars seem possible – like it’s something we can achieve in our lifetimes.” – Elon Musk

Science fiction has presented many different visions of space colonisation, from survival stories to galaxy spanning empires. Our panel will discuss these fictional depictions and take a look at how close reality is to realising our imaginings.

Lucy Hawking is author of the George Greenby series, books that make science fun, accessible and inspiring for younger readers.

Peter F Hamilton is the author of the Commonwealth series, which features a galactic civilisation that enjoys interstellar travel, immortality and advanced cybernetics.

Ashlee Vance reports on technology and business developments and is the biographer of Elon Musk, a pioneering figure in real-life space travel.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Journey to the Stars: Space Colonisation in Fact and Fiction

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