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Apollo 13: 50 Years On

Last month marked the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 13, which launched on 11th April 1970, intended as the third manned mission to land on the Moon. Its commander, Jim Lovell, would be the first man to fly in space four … Continue reading

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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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My Top 10 Favourite Films

Today, I finished a project I’ve been working on every weekend for the past 10 weeks: making videos on my top 10 favourite films! This is something I originally intended to write about here on my blog, but when I set up … Continue reading

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Meeting astronaut Jim Lovell!

Last year, my dad and I went to see Apollo astronaut Ken Mattingly give a lecture in Pontefract, organised by Space Lectures. This year, the same organisation persuaded an even more famous astronaut to come over to the UK: none … Continue reading

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The race to the Moon – as told by the Radio Times

Today I learned about the BBC Genome Project, which has made TV listings information from the Radio Times – ever since 1923 – available on the net. Pretty cool, right? I did what a few people have and checked out … Continue reading

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Ken Mattingly – Apollo 16 astronaut!

Had a great opportunity yesterday, as my dad and I headed down to Pontefract to hear a lecture by a very special man – Thomas Kenneth “Ken” Mattingly, one of only 24 men ever to go to the Moon. If you’ve … Continue reading

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