Tag Archives: space travel

Falcon Heavy: About to Launch!

Tomorrow, at 1:30pm EST, we are hopefully going to see another milestone in modern spaceflight as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket makes its first launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Admittedly, there is no guarantee that the … 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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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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Kerbal Space Program: Starting Out

This week, I started playing a PC game I’ve had my eye on for a while: Kerbal Space Program. This game involves building rockets and aircraft, which are generally limited by realistic laws of physics, and piloted by little green … Continue reading

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From the Earth to the Moon

While plenty of films have used real space programmes and agencies as the framework for fictional stories, not so many have adapted the actual historical stories involved: The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 are the major ones that exist. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Film review: Interstellar

Christopher Nolan is one of my favourite directors of recent times. I love his Dark Knight trilogy, and Inception was my favourite movie of 2010. I enjoy how Nolan is able to create thinking man’s adventures, which are complex without … Continue reading

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A Sad Reminder: Going Into Space Still Isn’t Safe

I was shocked and saddened to check the news on Friday night and learn that Richard Branson’s planned sub-orbital rocket plane SpaceShipTwo had crashed on a test flight, killing one of its pilots and injuring another. Obviously, this tragedy is going to … 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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