Japan – the great space enabler?

Posted by on July 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm

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 […]

Liquid water on Mars – does it deserve the fuss?

Posted by on September 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  It’s been an exciting 24 hours for the online (and indeed offline) space community – first there was the “Super Blood Moon”, where a lunar eclipse allowed the Moon take on an eerie deep red colour in the early hours of Monday morning, and then NASA revealed what its much-anticipated  big announcement trailed as […]

So you want to land on Mars?

Posted by on June 13, 2015 at 12:03 am

So you wanna land on Mars? Yeah – sounds good. Got any tips? Well first off: Good luck! What do you mean “good luck”? – we’re talking about rocket science aren’t we? Yeah, and if you spend any time with rocket scientists you’re going to hear someone say “space is hard”. That’s because it is. […]

The time we took on Unilever – and won!

Posted by on February 8, 2013 at 11:10 pm

It all started with this post in which I outlined why I thought the Lynx/Axe Space Academy competition was damagingly sexist. The post ruffled a few feathers and was amplified via Twitter and Facebook. Since the issue made me so cross, I phoned the Lynx press office in the UK to get their thoughts on […]