Tim Peake Speaks! (At the British Interplanetary Society)

Posted by on February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

It was a wet February evening as I set out to hear British astronaut Maj Timothy Peake address a packed house at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). Introduced as the first truly British non-commercial astronaut, a subtle smile creeps onto his face when it is mentioned that the UK government is paying for him though […]

The time we took on Unilever – and won!

Posted by on February 8, 2013 at 11:10 pm

It all started with this post in which I outlined why I thought the Lynx/Axe Space Academy competition was damagingly sexist. The post ruffled a few feathers and was amplified via Twitter and Facebook. Since the issue made me so cross, I phoned the Lynx press office in the UK to get their thoughts on […]

Hey Lynx Apollo! Women are astronauts too

Posted by on January 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm

If you know me, you probably know how much I want to go to space, so of course I was excited to hear of a competition that might enable that dream to come true. Indeed I was. I signed up to the Lynx/Axe Space Academy as soon as I could, before it hit the mainstream […]

Inspiring People: Paolo Nespoli, ESA astronaut

Posted by on May 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Paolo Nespoli was the first astronaut I ever met, and as well being completely wide-eyed at the fact I was talking to an astronaut, I was also quickly won over by his easygoing style of communication. He didn’t make me feel silly for asking the same questions he must have answered at least one hundred times […]