Events

Gene Cernan: Last Man on the Moon – film review

Posted by on June 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

A large bull fills the screen, then there’s a bucking bronco – not the sort you see at events, but a shot of a live bucking bull at a rodeo – its rider clinging on for dear life. Not the obvious first shots for a film about the last man to walk on the Moon; […]

Ken Mattingly – Apollo’s humble hero

Posted by on April 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

“I would encourage you to understand that the people that made Apollo happen, are not here” says Ken Mattingly, self-effacingly. “There wasn’t an airplane big enough” he adds with a wry smile. Mattingly, command module pilot of Apollo 16 and two-time shuttle astronaut, has come to Pontefract to talk to us thanks to the hard […]

SKYLON – the answer to UK space dreams?

Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

It’s like this: I would LOVE the UK to have a human spaceflight programme. I would LOVE the UK to lead the way in space exploration. I would LOVE for people around the world to look at our country and see that we are investing in science, technology and inspiring a new generation of engineers. […]

Rosetta’s Awake!

Posted by on January 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning when your alarm goes off? Me too, but today I don’t feel so bad about it, as it appears I’m in good company. The Rosetta spacecraft got her own alarm call today and it took a little while before she was ready to let the world […]