The Chinese Space Programme

Posted by on February 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

2012 is the Chinese year of the Dragon, which is surely a good sign for SpaceX who will be launching their combined COTS 2/3 mission in March. All being well, this will see the first private spacecraft visit and supply the International Space Station. But what of China and their space programme? Whilst they might not […]

Recipe for a rocket

Posted by on February 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

  It is rocket science, but I’m trying to make it a bit easier to understand (for my own sake as well as yours!) Here’s my attempt to boil it down to the basics with a handy recipe for a rocket. Ingredients: 1x Newton’s 3rd Law (every action has an equal and opposite reaction) 1x Container 1x Nozzle […]

Beginners' Guide to Rocket Science

Posted by on February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Ever wondered if the shuttle could go to the moon? Too scared to ask what a rocket actually is? Have no fear,Space Kate is here with a handy little podcast about rocket science. Impress your friends by learning and reciting rocket scientist Nathan Bergey‘s answers to my questions about rockets, getting to the moon, and whether science […]

The importance of outreach

Posted by on January 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I was chosen as one of the lucky few to be part of NASA’s STS-133 launch tweet-up, back in September last year. (You can hear the excitement in my voice when I found out.) So much has happened since then that I’ve really had little time to process it all and write it up. Something that has […]