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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 […]

Is US-Russian space co-operation at risk?

Published on April 3, 2014 By SpaceKate

Today I was alerted via Twitter to the news that “all NASA contacts with Russian Government representatives are suspended, unless the activity has been specifically excepted”. This is as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine in relation to the sovereignty of the nation. My initial concern was what this would mean for operation […]