Amazing Encounters: Apollo 13′s Jim Lovell

Posted by on November 29, 2015 at 1:23 am

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 […]

ESA’s Rosetta Mission is Making History

Posted by on November 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Today is a day we make history. After a ten year journey to comet 67P Churyumov-Grasimenko, the Rosetta spacecraft said goodbye to its washing machine-sized lander Philae, which is now on its way to attempt to land on the odd-shaped comet. This is something that has never been done before – never even been attempted […]

Amazing Encounters – Apollo 13′s Fred Haise

Posted by on November 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm

You’ve seen the film, you know the dramatic story, but meeting one of the members of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission is something else. Ken Willoughby and the Space Lectures team secured Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise as their guest of honour in Pontefract for the final weekend of October. We all came […]

Talkin’ ‘bout my (space) generation

Posted by on October 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm

The space generation – those us of born after the beginning of the space age – have our very own organisation – the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Set-up fifteen years ago, the SGAC brings together 18-35 year olds from around the globe to share ideas and opinions on the current global space arena. The […]