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The GLXP is dead. Long live the GLXP!

July 31, 2017

*This post was written before the GLXP released new information about the prize deadline on 16th August 2017 – and is based on the idea that the teams must launch before the end of 2017* In 2010 I found myself on the Isle of Man, reporting on the Google Lunar XPRIZE team summit that was […]

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Japan – the great space enabler?

July 27, 2017

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi may have made the mainstream media with his photos from the international space station some years ago, but ask the average person in the street to name the big players in space, and I’m willing to bet that Japan wouldn’t be at the top of their list. Us space geeks on […]

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European astronaut Tim Peake returning to Earth

June 18, 2016

As Britain gets ready to welcome astronaut Tim Peake home from space, I can’t help be distracted by the heartbreaking news about MP Jo Cox, and frankly terrifying new EUref campaign poster from UKIP. Mine is a blog about space, not about politics, but this is important to me – vitally important. Jo Cox’s life and actions, […]

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Amazing Encounters: Apollo 13′s Jim Lovell

November 29, 2015

Captain James “Jim” Lovell, a veteran of four space flights, was part the Apollo crew that flew closer to the Sun than any other, and also holds the unfortunate accolade of being the only person to fly to the Moon twice and never step foot on it. At 87, he’s starting to look a little […]

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