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12.10.2012 | Chiara La Tessa interviewed by Alexander Kluge

Photo: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

Chiara La Tessa talking to Alexander Kluge.

 

Scientists preparing Moon and Mars missions with a particle accelerator – that attracted film maker Alexander Kluge’s interest. Yesterday he invited head of experiments Chiara La Tessa to come to Frankfurt for an interview recorded for RTL.

La Tessa talked about her experiments with simulated Moon and Mars regolith in detail. La Tessa’s working group radiated the samples with ions from the GSI accelerator to test them as shielding for long term stays on Mars. Cosmic rays consist mostly of ions. The author and TV producer, who was awarded several times, for example with the FIPRESCI Award (Cannes Film Festival), Georg Büchner Prize and Grimme Award, does interviews with scientists regularly for his production company dctp.

The broadcasting date is not yet set.

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Chiara La Tessa talking to Alexander Kluge.
Photo: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung