Montshire Talks: Space! is a conversation and performance series that examines the intersection of science, space, and culture. Engage with scientists, scholars, and artists every Tuesday in March, at the Montshire.
Mars has fascinated humans for centuries. But how can we make dreams of exploring Mars a reality? Former astronaut Dr. Jay Buckey discusses what draws us to the Red Planet and what it will take to enable humans to travel to Mars.
About the Montshire Talks Speaker
Dr. Jay C. Buckey, Jr., is a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an adjunct professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. Dr. Buckey flew in space as a payload specialist astronaut on the STS-90 Neurolab mission in 1998. He completed 256 orbits of the Earth and logged 6.3 million miles aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. With 30 years of experience in aerospace physiology and medicine, he now leads the Space Medicine Innovations research lab at Geisel and is the author of Space Physiology, an award-winning textbook used in universities in the U.S. and U.K.