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Summary

Children's author and science communicator Lucy Hawking, daughter of Professor Stephen Hawking, invites listeners to the launch of a new space age. Fuelled by commercial finance and looking for new horizons, this is a revolutionary change from the old era in which superpowers competed for supremacy in space.

Lucy is accompanied by Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE, which kickstarted the privatised space, and Kellie Gerardi, a spaceflight industry professional and trainee astronaut, as well as visionaries at the forefront of this new age of space travel.

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A pleasant listen, a look at modern space flight

Knowing Lucy has written childrens books, at first glance I thought this was in a similar vein with the cover art and even title suggesting a similar audience (I know, never judge a book by its cover!). However it turned out to be an informative summary of where we are at in 2020 regarding space flight. So much has changed since the moon landings and in particular the last decade regarding the shift from goverment funded programs to private firms and this book covers this change as well as looking at other aspects going forward. Should we venture to the stars to advance the human race? And who will do that for us? Overall an interesting short listen that, although it doesn't delve into too much into detail and technical jargon, takes a step back to ask questions about the evolution of space flight.

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Sets a high standard for Audible freebies

Assumes no knowledge of each topic and yet reaches the frontier of current knowledge rapidly without getting bogged down. Lucy is a very good science communicator notwithstanding who her dad was. Fascinating range of episodes which progress at a satisfying pace. I could definitely listen to more from Lucy and this style of production.

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A must listen for all of us!

What an amazing series. Very interesting and eye opening.
Also, Lucy has a voice of an angel. How very fitting.

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Very good

Was very good and motivational listening. I enjoyed every minute and I recommend if you like space or SF.

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A realistic view of our future in space

Well-rounded, and up-to-date for 2020. Accessible whatever your age. Thought-provoking and eye-opening, whether you're new to the subject or an expert.

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excellent series

A great series discussing man's options for space exploration, through the eyes of Prof. Hawking's daughter.
An interesting discussion on how the private sector has a place in this

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Thought provoking

This production made me really think about what it would be like if man truly became an interplanetary species.

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informative

it was entertaining and informative.
Interview with astronauts, current developments in aerospace travel. thank you.

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Loved it

Great narration and well put together.

filled me with hope for the future

PS I am a Star Trek fan so am slightly biased towards all things space

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Very informative and entertaining

I have a Greta interest in space and this latest set of talks by Lucy are a fascinating look at areas of future space such as mining and laws.

I would have gladly paid for this but as a free download this is certainly should be high on anyone’s list interested in the furniture of space.

Well written, very well delivered in a informative and entertaining style.

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