Tag Archives: space travel

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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