• Question: If you had the opportunity to go into space, to do any research that you wish - would you?

    Asked by fabbyabby to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 9 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      I definitely would and it will be an amazing experience to see if what we apply here from engineering and energy efficiency prospective apply there with the exception of environment consideration. So the short answer is YES 🙂

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      I would use any excuse to go into space. As a chemist, I would like to search for evidence of the types of molecules from which we are all derived – particularly amino acids. These are sometimes found in meterorites.

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      Yes! 🙂 I’d like to go to the moon because there’s lots of this particular kind of helium called ‘helium 3’ there. We could use it as fuel in advanced fusion power stations. Plus it would be fun to do massive jumps!

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      I’d have to justify the research really well – it takes a lot of energy to launch a shuttle into space. However, NASA has used liquid hydrogen since the 1970s to launch space shuttles into orbit. Hydrogen fuel cells power the shuttle’s electrical systems, producing a clean byproduct – pure water, which the crew drinks. Cool!! 🙂 I’d love to get a Google Earth view of the world for real 🙂