SKYLON – the answer to UK space dreams?

Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

It’s like this: I would LOVE the UK to have a human spaceflight programme. I would LOVE the UK to lead the way in space exploration. I would LOVE for people around the world to look at our country and see that we are investing in science, technology and inspiring a new generation of engineers. […]

Rosetta’s Awake!

Posted by on January 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning when your alarm goes off? Me too, but today I don’t feel so bad about it, as it appears I’m in good company. The Rosetta spacecraft got her own alarm call today and it took a little while before she was ready to let the world […]

Space Lectures: Apollo 12′s Alan Bean, in his own words

Posted by on October 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Captain Alan Bean was the fourth of only 12 men ever to walk on the Moon. I was lucky enough to hear him share some of his stories, and speak about the way he is trying to capture his experience through the medium of painting. Here are some of the highlights of the talk he […]

Dinner with Apollo12 Astronaut Alan Bean

Posted by on October 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

It’s Friday 11th October, 2013. I’m aching from a five and a half hour car journey from central London to Pontefract, but as I stretch my legs and make my way into the hotel, I’m already excited. Tonight I’m having dinner with a man who walked on the Moon. Okay, so I’ve not got a […]