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Japan – the great space enabler?

Published on July 27, 2017 By SpaceKate

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 […]

European astronaut Tim Peake returning to Earth

Published on June 18, 2016 By SpaceKate

As Britain gets ready to welcome astronaut Tim Peake home from space, I can’t help be distracted by the heartbreaking news about MP Jo Cox, and frankly terrifying new EUref campaign poster from UKIP. Mine is a blog about space, not about politics, but this is important to me – vitally important. Jo Cox’s life and actions, […]

Amazing Encounters: Sergey Krikalev

Published on September 20, 2015 By SpaceKate

Sergey Krikalev is a softly spoken, humble gentleman. Meeting him, you wouldn’t guess he’s been awarded the highest accolades of both the Soviet Union and Russia – he’s a hero of both. With six spaceflights and eight spacewalks under his belt, he was, until very recently, the holder of the record for most time spent […]

Book Review: The Orbital Perspective by Ron Garan

Published on March 2, 2015 By SpaceKate

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 […]