Book Review: The Orbital Perspective by Ron Garan

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Genial astronaut Ron Garan reminds us to put away our cynicism and rekindle the “anything is possible” attitude we had as bright young dreamers before the realities of everyday adult life came to bear… In his new book, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles, Ron […]

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; […]

Free Space Apps for Android

Posted by on April 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

There are plenty of space-related apps to check out in the Google Play store. I decided to download a bunch, play with them for a bit and share the results. They are all freebies, this is not an exhaustive list, it’s just the start of a potentially useful list for other Android Space fans. I’ve […]

Tim Peake Speaks! (At the British Interplanetary Society)

Posted by on February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

It was a wet February evening as I set out to hear British astronaut Maj Timothy Peake address a packed house at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). Introduced as the first truly British non-commercial astronaut, a subtle smile creeps onto his face when it is mentioned that the UK government is paying for him though […]