Space News

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 …

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All SySTEMs Go Logo Competition

Learn about Space

The Competition – A Creative Launch! Win some great prizes for you, your pupils and your School, design the All SySTEMs Go Logo. We are looking for creative, imaginative designs inspired about Space, Wales, LEGO, Science/Technology. You can work by yourself, with a friend or as a group. The only thing we ask is that the logo must contain the project …

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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 …

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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, …

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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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The National Student Space Conference 2016

The National Student Space Conference 2016

This years UKSEDS conference took place 5th and 6th of March 2016 in Sheffield. Link to official website or follow #NSSC16 KEYNOTE: On the 5th of March the conference was started with a keynote speech from Professor Mark McCaughrean European Space Agency’s (ESA) Senior Scientific Advisor in the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration. He shared ESA’s plans for space …

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All SySTEMs Go – New Project Takes Off

We have Lift Off Arriving at 10am pupils and guests were welcomed by the G2G Communities CIC staff. Each pupil was given an All SyStems Go badge and assigned a colour. From there they were seated and welcomed to the School All SySTEMs Go launch by one of the G2G Directors, Dr William Lockitt. The introduction included information on activities …

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Space Resources

Earth from Space

The Space community is made up of students, academics and professionals all cooperating to explore and develop Space for the benefit of all the people on Earth. Space programs are truly international efforts linking Space Agencies, Universities and businesses across the globe. This has led to many providers of educational resources in order to support and grow the community, reaching out …

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11th February

Women Space

The 11th of February 2016 marked the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women are often overlooked for their Scientific accomplishments and so the United Nations (UN) have marked the 11th of February as a yearly day to celebrate women’s impact on humanities understanding of Science and other STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) In Celebration …

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All SySTEMs Go Launch

Space Launch

Launching into 2016 the ‘All SySTEMs Go‘ project is now live, our primary goal is to provide opportunities to young people at Key Stage 2 and 3 and to encourage learning about the space sector in their local communities and internationally. The 27 month project is supported by the Welsh Government and the National Science Academy (NSA), find out all about …

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