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One giant leap for humankind, one giant leap backwards for equality

Published on November 14, 2014 By SpaceKate

(Hastily written on tube journeys – forgive typos) This morning I’m full of conflicting emotions. So excited -so excited – that ESA managed to pull off the incredible feat of landing Philae on comet 67P, but also sad. I’m sad, truly disappointed, upset about that shirt. The shirt I’m referring to of course, is that […]

ESA’s Rosetta Mission is Making History

Published on November 12, 2014 By SpaceKate

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 […]