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Now that the Humans to Mars Summit is over we have a new set of interviews we are sure you will enjoy!

Starting with Tuesday the 31st of May 2016 at 6pm GMT+2.  We will be speaking with Megan Sullivan - adventurer extraordinaire. Megan Sullivan is a fascinating woman! She fell 50-feet climbing in Yosemite, got hit by a car and then diagnosed with skin cancer, all in one month. Two weeks later, she decided to see the 7 New Wonders of the world in just 13 days with a new outlook on life: to live more now. Join us for an uplifting interview!

Here is a taste



Watch this space:  Many more Space related interviews will be taking place over the next month.

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Our next interviews will be with:

Astronaut Abby  is a girl with a dream. She aspires to be a scientist and dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut. But it doesn’t stop there–she also dreams of becoming the first astronaut to Mars. Interview will take place on 16 May at 6pm (South African time)

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Others to be confirmed:

John Grunsfeld, Bill Nye, Buzz Aldrin and Scott Kelly.  Watch this space


On Thursday 21 April, Mr S interviewed NASA Administrator Mr Charles Bolden.  Everything you ever wanted to know about NASA, Astronauts, STEM, the journey to MARS, etc this was a very exciting discussion!  Watch it here.

Mr. Sam Scimemi, Director for International Space Station at NASA Headquarters within the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.  Mr Scimemi is responsible for the NASA astronauts that are on the ISS.  The interview took take place on 6 May at 5pm (South African time GMT +2)


Dr Alan Eustace is an American computer scientist who served as Senior Vice President of Knowledge at Google. Since October 24, 2014, he holds the world record for the highest-altitude free-fall jump. The interview took place on 6 May at 630pm (South African time GMT +2)


Dr Cari Corrigan is an American scientist best known as a curator of the Meteorite Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. She is a scientist in the Department of Mineral Science at the National Museum of Natural History. She is an expert on Meteorites that have come from Mars and traveled to Earth. The interview will take place 9 May 6PM (South African time)

Dr Jim Green, Head of Planetary Sciences at NASA.  Dr Green is the custodian of very important data that NASA is collecting on a daily basis.  Using this information, he can tell us more about the planets within and beyond our solar system.  The interview will take place on 10 May at 6pm (South African time GMT + 2).


Dr Penny Boston is a speleologist. She is associate director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute[1] in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and founder and director of the Cave and Karst Studies Program at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. Among her research interests are geomicrobiology of caves and mines, extraterrestrial speleogenesis, and space exploration and astrobiology generally.  The interview witll take place on 10 May at 715pm (South African time)

Scifest Africa 2016 - More videos will be added daily

Here are some of the lectures from Scifest Africa 2016

Jim Adams from NASA

Dan Goods from JPL

Ella Al-Shamahi National Geographic

Highlights from Sascha Ott's Science Shows De Physikanten

The Laser Show

Professor Mike Bruton

Dr Graham Walker's Science Show

Habib Noorbhaai

Professor William Edmonson NIA, USA

 Jim Adams NASA - Solving the technological challenges of the Journey to Mars

Lucy Hunt - The Science of Relationships

Dr Stephen Ashworth - Kitchen Chemistry

The official Opening of Scifest 2016

Toys from Trash Website

Clarice Greyling - Her Science Expo Project

Yolanda Nkala 

Case Rijsdijk

Shagita Gounden

Janet Kalis

Kate Robey


Our First Interview took place on Monday evening 22 February at 6pm.  We interviewed Lauren Singer, a woman that generates enough trash in 4 years to fill a drinking glass!  How could this be possible. Watch the interview below.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best for 2016 ~ The Living Maths Team