Recently, I was afforded the privilege of getting my hands on the first prototype of the Astro Pi board, and had a lesson from Dave Honess at Raspberry Pi in how to write code for it.
Because I am an awful nerd, last week I compiled a playlist of space-themed jazz to listen to on my drive to work at the UK Space Agency – Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock.
As you may well remember, earlier in the year we asked the children of Great Britain to design a meal that they thought British ESA astronaut Tim Peake would like to eat in space.
If you have been following space activity over the last year you can’t have missed the story of Rosetta, the ambitious mission to chase, orbit and land a probe on the surface of a comet. To achieve this Rosetta has been …
The 6th Space for All funding round launched on 18 August and is currently open for applications until 9.00 on Monday 20 October.
Last month we received a very fitting gift on behalf of Tim Peake.
If you have ever wanted to chat to an astronaut, find out what it’s like to chase a comet or simply ask how space research benefits us, then tune in to one of our ‘tweet the expert’ sessions.
From 29 September to 03 October the UK Space Agency, or a few of us at least, will be visiting Toronto, Canada for the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
On 4 September, Blue Peter launched their competition for the children of the UK to design the mission patch for European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station.
Some of the most common questions we hear at the Agency are, “What benefit does space exploration actually have? What’s the point of sending people into space when we’ve so many problems here on Earth to sort out?”