Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Real Space Voyages at Destination Star Trek

When I went to the Destination Star Trek convention at the National Exhbition Centre in Birmingham last Saturday, it was as a casual Star Trek fan. I was pleased to say hello to and get autographs from some of the guests, … Continue reading

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Announcement – a new blog!

I’ve been working on this blog for nearly five years now; I’ve talked about all sorts of things, and it’s been great fun. But now I’ve decided to bring a little more organisation to my blogging. I’ve set up a … Continue reading

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My First 10K!

This morning, three weeks after completing my second triathlon, it was time for the first 10K event I’ve ever attempted: the City of Preston 10K. Happily, I wasn’t alone; my sister Jade, who has previously completed two marathons, would be … Continue reading

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My Second Triathlon!

After completing a sprint triathlon at Lancaster University last year, I wanted to continue trying new physical challenges in 2018. Firstly, I wanted to complete the triathlon again, and see how I would do compared to last year; but at … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Alan Bean

Yesterday, it was announced that another Apollo moonwalker has sadly passed away: Apollo 12 lunar module pilot, Alan LaVern Bean. Born in Wheeler, Texas in 1932, Bean was a US Navy test pilot when he was selected for NASA’s third … Continue reading

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Visiting the Museum of Science and Industry

As previously mentioned on this blog, the descent module of Soyuz TMA-19M – the spacecraft that took British astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station and back again – is currently on tour around the UK. Today, my dad … Continue reading

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R.I.P. John Young

Today, I was deeply saddened to learn that one of my favourite astronauts, John Young, has passed away at the age of 87. And in this post, I’d like to briefly go over what a truly exceptional career he had. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2018!

Happy New Year, everybody! Once again, it’s time to make a list of goals for the coming year. Here are some of mine: I’m going to finish my current writing project. I want to write more about the scientific subjects … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2017

2017 started off with some big changes for me personally, besides turning 30. I moved into a new house; I got a new, more satisfying job; and I started driving again after six years of relying on public transport. Overall, … Continue reading

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Richard COMPLETES A Triathlon!

After three months of gearing up, last Sunday was finally the big day of the triathlon, and so my dad, my sister and I headed down to Lancaster University. Unfortunately, as we had feared, the weather was the exact opposite of what … Continue reading

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