On Sunday afternoon, I, along with many, many other people around the world, were watching the SpaceX-7 launch. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, carrying the Dragon capsule, which was full of new hardware, experiments and supplies …
Champions of space exploration often make much of its ill-defined but essential quality, ‘inspiration,’ and its potential for outreach. Equally, artists and creative types (in the broadest sense) are often keen to point out that their work is more than …
In the early hours of Tuesday (23 June 2015), we waved goodbye to Sentinel-2A as it was carried away on a Vega rocket.
Two kilograms of rocket (salad) seeds are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission.
Young scientists from the UK are invited to compete in Odysseus, an exciting competition exploring the mysteries and challenges of space.
This week (16 June 2015) celebrated the anniversary of the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, in 1963.
This Planck image shows the complicated link between the magnetic field of our galaxy and its interstellar dust.
This week (3 June 2015) is the 50th anniversary of the first NASA spacewalk. Edward H. White II floated for more than 20 minutes in the microgravity of space on the Gemini IV mission in 1965. At the end of …
An image over Russia’s Siberia region was released on the anniversary of Sentinel-1A’s orbit.
Last week, we celebrated the launch of Rocket Science; an educational project sending salad seeds to space and back. Give your local school the opportunity to grow these 'space seeds' in a national science experiment.