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Is Space Travel Worth It? Spoken Word With Mark Grist

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Is space travel a waste of money? Can we justify reaching for the stars when there’s so much that needs our attention here on earth? Poet Mark Grist battles it out.
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‘A Place Called Space’ is the 2015 Royal Institution advent calendar. Every day in the run up to Christmas we'll be releasing an original piece of content exploring the human experience and cultural significance of space travel. With hand-drawn animations, experiments in zero gravity, interviews with astronauts and creative data visualisations, the calendar will fire you into space every morning.

'A Place Called Space' channels the voices of seasoned astronauts and expert scientists through the eyes of a team of talented animators, film-makers and artists, bringing you a thought-provoking gem to kick-start each day.
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