Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

I’m an FT TV star!


Got n interesting email yesterday from the Science Media Centre – an organisation that makes sure the media have access to experts when science-related news happens. They were looking for someone to be interviewed on the Financial Times TV service about the future of space tourism in the aftermath of the loss of Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship 2. I’m on their list as a ‘space person’ and have actually been talking to people connected to space tourism and cheap access to space for at least the last twenty years so I volunteered.

Very rapidly I got a call from Clive Cookson, the FT’s science editor, and a car was arranged to whisk me off to the FT TV studios for my five minute chat.

It all went very well and the final result is available here:


One thing I’m learning when it comes to media exposure – you have to jump quickly or they get someone else!


Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

3 thoughts on “I’m an FT TV star!

  1. Did they glue your hands to the sides of the chair? Gesticulate! 🙂

  2. He really wanted you to put a number on acceptable risk there, didn’t he. Nicely dodged. 😉

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