22 Dec 2018

Space archaeology: SAPIENS

From The Podcast Hour, 12:50 pm on 22 December 2018
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Space isn't just some vast arena for people to explore using the latest, shiniest technology.  It's also a place that can hold important stories about us humans too...and that's what the emerging discipline of space archaeology is trying to study and preserve.

From the SAPIENS podcast, we play an excerpt from a recent episode called 'Is Space A Human Place?'.  Host Jen Shannon meets Justin Walsh and Australian space archaeologist Alice Gorman, who was working in heritage management with aboriginal communities when she realised that space junk, like old satellites, has heritage value too.