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Liquid water on Mars – does it deserve the fuss?

Published on September 29, 2015 By SpaceKate

  It’s been an exciting 24 hours for the online (and indeed offline) space community – first there was the “Super Blood Moon”, where a lunar eclipse allowed the Moon take on an eerie deep red colour in the early hours of Monday morning, and then NASA revealed what its much-anticipated  big announcement trailed as […]

Charlie Bolden’s Challenge

Published on June 22, 2015 By SpaceKate

NASA Administrator Major General Charles Bolden was in London last week to receive an honorary fellowship from the Royal Aeronautical Society. Attending the lecture that accompanied the award I knew to expect inspirational words – eloquently spoken – with glimpses of the personal reasons that NASA’s mission is so important to him. There would be […]

So you want to land on Mars?

Published on June 13, 2015 By SpaceKate

So you wanna land on Mars? Yeah – sounds good. Got any tips? Well first off: Good luck! What do you mean “good luck”? – we’re talking about rocket science aren’t we? Yeah, and if you spend any time with rocket scientists you’re going to hear someone say “space is hard”. That’s because it is. […]

Women in Space

Published on June 18, 2013 By SpaceKate

  NASA’s new astronaut class is the first ever to have an even split of men and women. Of the eight new astronauts four are female. This is fantastic for space, fantastic for us dreamers and a fantastic inspiration for the next generation of space travellers. I’d like to congratulate all eight new astronaut candidates […]