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Amazing Encounters: Apollo 16′s Charlie Duke

Published on October 26, 2012 By SpaceKate

Until last Saturday, the only thing that I associated with Pontefract in West Yorkshire, was the bitter liquorice “Pontefract cakes” that my Dad used to eat on car journeys. It certainly wasn’t the sort of place that I would expect to meet someone that had walked on the Moon, and yet that’s exactly what happened. […]

Google Lunar X Prize Summit 2010

Published on October 26, 2010 By SpaceKate

Slightly delayed reportage from the GLXP summit, thanks to other work commitments and severe tonsillitis. representatives from 13 of the 23 currently registered teams were on the Isle of Man to discuss their progress and share ideas and enthusiasm. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the summit, but whatever I half-expected, wasn’t quite […]