Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Richard Tries A Triathlon – Part 2

Apologies that I haven’t been posting on this blog as regularly this past month or so. The truth is, I’ve been a bit low on both inspiration and motivation. But I’m sure I’ll rediscover both of them at some point. … Continue reading

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Richard Tries A Triathlon!

I’ve never considered myself particularly sporty. I always crossed the finish line last on primary school Sports Day, and PE was easily my least favourite subject in high school. Yet here I am, at the age of 30, planning to … Continue reading

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Celine Dion Live in Leeds!

  Celine Dion has been my favourite singer for a long time, and one of my dreams has been to see her perform live. Back in January, I was tremendously excited to learn that Celine would be touring Europe later … Continue reading

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Collectormania 24: Film & Comic Con Birmingham

  Last Saturday, I went to my first Comic Con of the year: Collectormania 24 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham. This event featured a very impressive line-up of guests, including John Barrowman – whom I’ve previously seen in concert … Continue reading

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