Christoph is a Biochemist and Epigeneticist having started his career as a cancer scientist with a focus on ionizing radiation and its impact to the epigenome. He developed over the years a huge enthusiasm for human space exploration. In these exciting times of the new space age, he has decided to focus more on the biological problems of human space exploration and human settlements to help to make humanity a multi-planetary species. http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/
The biannual Starship Congress attracts starry-eyed believers in humankind’s destiny among the stars. We talk with several of them about their ideas for technologies and science that may help pave the way. Science fiction author David Brin dropped by the Congress and spends a few fun and speculative minutes with us. The September Equinox edition of The Planetary Report is ready for all to read. Editor Emily Lakdawalla gives us a sneak peek. The Milky Way has at least 54 satellite galaxies? Who knew? Bruce Betts, that’s who.