Magnificent Mercury: BepiColombo

10 June 2018
Presented by Sue Nelson, Richard Hollingham


The BepiColombo Probe is Europe’s forthcoming mission to Mercury.


Magnificent Mercury is in full focus. Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham are at the National Space Centre in Leicester with BepiColombo mission scientists Professor Emma Bunce and Dr Suzie Imber. They also visit London’s Science Museum to see the newly installed thermal spacecraft model for Europe’s first mission to Mercury in October. Expect to hear from ESA’s chief scientific advisor, Mark McCaughrean, the low down on a Soviet space toilet in Leicester, and hear why NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield is a complete space shambles - in a good way of course...


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