Dallas Campbell on Space Technology
Dallas Campbell talks about 3D printing, virtual reality and how technology may evolve
Hello, my name is Dallas Campbell. Now I'm a television science presenter, and I'm lucky enough to be able to explore the world first-hand. And a week or so ago, I was at the astronaut training centre in Cologne and for the European Space Agency, looking at where astronauts train and, and some of the technologies surrounding that. And there's a couple of things there. First of all, the way that we are, or the way that scientists use the dust on the moon, lunar material and Martian material, Martian material as well to actually use it as a building material. So we can actually go to places like the moon, for example. Create a, perhaps an inflatable dome or structure, which we can then cover in a concrete light substance made from lunar material in a way similar to 3D printing, it's an extension of 3D printing. And so that I think is very interesting. 3D printing in itself is very interesting rather than I think to take tools with us as we explore, we can actually make our own as we go. Very, very exciting. The other thing they had that, which just enthralled me was the next level of virtual reality. I put on very, very sophisticated virtual reality goggles and using software that was developed through information from satellites around the moon, was able to physically stand on the moon and look around in as if it was there. And it was absolutely mind blowing. And I think virtual reality where we are now is extraordinary where we you're going to be in 10 years, time is going to change everything.