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June, 2017

  • 16 June



    This years UK Space Conference ran from the 30th of May till the 1st of June at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, chaired by Jeremy Curtis from the UK Space Agency and Elizabeth Seward from Airbus.

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    World Space Week 2016

    World Space Week

    Saturday October 1st marks the beginning of World Space Week, a week set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the benefits of Space in the community and to promote excitement of Space Exploration. It will look back at the achievements of 2016 and forward at the developments planned for 2017 and beyond. This years theme is “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our …

July, 2016

  • 13 July

    Space Industry Careers


    Thinking about Space Industry Careers, Science and Related Industries in and around North Wales? North England, the Midlands and north Wales all have the potential to make a significant contribution to our thriving space sector. There are opportunities for a range of companies developing innovative products that can match the needs of the space industry. The incubators at Glyndwr, Sci-Tech Daresbury …

June, 2016

  • 1 June

    Tim Peake Return Celebration Party


    Get together with friends at home or look out for larger events in your area on the 18th of June 2016 and celebrate the return of Astronaut Tim Peake. Dress as Astronauts, eat Space themed food and do Space themed activities, here’s a handy guide to get you started, Inspired by the Principias resource pack. Looking the Part for Tim …

May, 2016

  • 17 May

    Project JUNO 25th Anniversary

    British Juno

    The 18th of May will mark 25 years since the first British born citizen blasted off into space Watch the CNN archive footage below of the First British Astronaut Helen Sharman fly to Mir Space Station in May 1991. In 1989 Sheffield born Helen Sharman a food technologist at Mars Incorporated entered a competition to become the first British person in space. …

  • 6 May

    Train like an Astronaut

    London Marathon LOGO

    Tim Peak runs the London Marathon in Space At 10am on the 24th of April Tim Peake ran the Virgin Money London Marathon, for the Princes Trust. Running the 26.2 miles (42.2 Km) on a virtual course set up on the International Space Station, he ran alongside Team Astronaut, an Earth based group made up of staff from the UK Space agency and the …

March, 2016

  • 27 March

    Black holes and Gravitational Waves

    LIGO facility

    The sound of two black holes approaching one another and then becoming one 100 years ago, Einstein published a paper called “Näherungsweise Integration der Feldgleichungen der Gravitation” (Approximative Integration of the Field Equations of Gravitation -English Translation) in which Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. Einstein’s theories state that nothing can go faster than light, not even forces and that Gravity …

  • 21 March

    Rocket Assembly

    Lego Rocket Crane and Soyuz rocket

    America and Russia have very different ways of building rockets In America NASA’s VAB (Formerly Vertical Assembly Building, now Vehicle Assembly Building) rockets are assembled vertically, the benefits of this are that the rocket can be made lighter, as it only has to take off and not be lifted up by a crane. One negative of this is that the …

  • 17 March

    ExoMars Takes Off

    TGO Simulation

    On the 11th of March 2016 the Proton Rocket, that will lift the first ExoMars Satellite and lander from the Earth and transport to Mars, was taken to the launch site in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is a large country south of Russia which has been the best place for Russian and European space launches since the very first rocket Sputnik in 1957, …

  • 12 March

    Tim Peake and Principia

    The Soyuz spacecraft approaches the International Space Station

    How did Tim Peake become an Astronaut? In 2008 the European Space Agency (ESA), put out an ad for six jobs as an Astronaut, for the first time since 1992 British people were allowed to apply. Across Europe and the UK over 8,000 people applied for the position. If you want to become an Astronaut with ESA, have a look at their …

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