FV 123 INTRO: With planetary scientist François Forget (Part 2)
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Buy Full Notes Meet François Forget, a planetary scientist at the Laboratoire de Météo Dynamique in Paris.  François is an atmospheric dynamicist: he and his team model other planetary atmospheres including Mars, Titan and exoplanets. In this second episode, I asked François whether he thinks we will get to see a man go on Mars in our lifetime. What processes and challenges would this involve? What are the upcoming projects in terms of space exploration? François will also draw a parallel between space and Antarctica missions (he did spend time in Antarctica this year). The personality of people who live in a confined space in a hostile environment may well be the most important factor in a mission and the survival of its members. Part of François's work consists of modelling the environment of other planets: What are the scientific / practical applications of it? How can this help us understand our very own planet? The interview will end with the eye-opening, terrifying projection of what changes planet Earth is facing due to global warming. It's time to act NOW!! A huge thank you to Mike W. for putting me in touch with François! If you too know someone who could make a great guest on the podcast, please introduce us! François Forget's personal site Watch lectures by François Forget online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5YOhUiwedg (in French) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avByRwZzeuk (in French) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7v24dk (in French) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiVNOlo3xbQ (in English) Vocab List au delà = beyond brouille (nf) = quarrel, disagreement calotte polaire (nf) = polar (ice) cap carburant (nm) = fuel confinement (nm) = confinement, lockdown, quarantine entre guillemets = in quotation marks, in quotes fusée (nf) = rocket hivernage (nm) = wintering, overwintering incendie (nm) = fire lancer la pierre (à quelqu'un) = to judge (someone) navette (nf) = shuttle vaisseau (nm) = vessel, spaceship
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