Tag Archives: International Space Station

Crew Dragon: The First Test Flight

Since the Space Shuttle program ended in July 2011, the United States has had no way to get its astronauts into Earth orbit besides paying for seats on the Russian Soyuz. In fact, when Virgin Galactic’s sub-orbital spaceplane VSS Unity … Continue reading

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Book review: Ask an Astronaut (plus a brief history of British astronauts)

The British may have once been considered great explorers, but we haven’t had our own manned space programme yet, and it was thirty years after the first manned spaceflight before a British citizen first made it into space. Helen Sharman … Continue reading

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Start Writing Fiction – Week 4

Technically, Week 4 hasn’t started yet, and I was a bit adverse to skipping ahead even while so many other people were doing it – but since I’ll have other commitments in the near future, I decided to go for … Continue reading

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Looking for a Moving Star

At about 9:40pm last night, I took a little walk down the road until I found a spot without too many streetlights and without much obscuring the horizon. By that time, the clouds had mostly cleared and the weather was … Continue reading

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Book reviews: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and Zoo

Chris Hadfield – An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Non-fiction again, this time the autobiography of recently retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Hadfield is certainly experienced, with three spaceflights under his belt: after making two trips on the Space … Continue reading

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