Sussex air ambulance doctor part of TV space lectures]

A Sussex air ambulance doctor will be involved in a televised lecture on space today (Monday, December 28).

Monday, 28th December 2015, 8:55 am
(L-R) Air ambulance doctors Kevin Fong, Marwa El-Zanfaly, and paramedic Karen Clarke pictured at the Royal Institutions Christmas Lectures SUS-151228-095002001

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance doctor Kevin Fong will feature in the Royal Institution’s prestigious Christmas Lectures to be broadcast on BBC Four.

Dr Fong is one of a team of pre-hospital physicians who fly with the charity.

He also holds degrees in astrophysics, medicine and engineering and has worked with NASA’s human space exploration programme at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The Royal Institutes Christmas Lectures. Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd. SUS-151228-095013001

The Christmas Lectures began in 1825 are now broadcast on UK television every December forming part of the British Christmas tradition for generations.

In this year’s series How To Survive In Space, Kevin will open a window onto today’s most exciting space missions, explore the future of space travel, and offer a unique insight into the challenges of protecting human life in the hostile environment of space in the 2015.

The specialist medical doctors and paramedics on the air ambulance deliver enhanced pre-hospital care directly to the scene of medical emergencies 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

The lectures will also be on tomorrow (Tuesday, December 29) and Wednesday (December 30).

For further information about the lectures visit

For more information about the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance visit

Join the Christmas Lectures conversation on Twitter by searching for #xmaslectures.

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