Today we’re celebrating one of the unsung greats of the pioneering era of Spaceflight, a man who sadly passed away only a few years ago, but who made an invaluable contribution to our understanding of orbital spaceflight, and who’s cool under pressure, not only saved him, but probably the NASA Mercury space program as well. […]Read more "We Seven…. Tales of Mercury’s “Poetic” Astronaut"
As I sit here writing this, a team at the European Space Agency are still living with the faint hope that their lander has not become the latest victim of the “Curse of Mars” In over 50 years of attempts, no Russian launched space vehicle has ever made it for more than a few seconds […]Read more "The Great Galactic Ghoul"
So it’s finally about to happen? That’s the question really on everyone’s lips after the monumental announcement a few weeks ago by Elon Musk of Space X that he intends not only to fly a crewed vehicle to Mars by the mid 2020’s but to start a full scale colonisation program. The reaction online was […]Read more "Mission to Mars – Could it be a reality?"
Space Exploration is time and again proving to be one of the key drivers in STEM and educational outreach. More so than pretty much any other branch of science, anything to do with space (or dinosaurs) will inspire young children through to old alike. We just attended one of the largest science shows in […]Read more "The Power of Science"