Today marks 20 years of unbroken human presence on the International Space Station. Our head of Human Exploration, Libby Jackson, reflects on the incredible milestone.
Libby is the UK Space Agency's Astronaut Flight Education Programme Manager, supporting Tim Peake's flight to the International Space Station in 2015/16. Before joining the UK Space Agency, she was a Columbus Flight Director, working at the Columbus Control Centre in Munich, Germany.
At 05:38 BST (2 September 2015), Andreas Mogensen, Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov were launched on the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft into orbit. The cargo being carried with them includes 2kg of rocket seeds, ready for Tim Peake’s mission in December …
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.
Tim Peake has recently issued the challenge to schools and other organisations to ‘Make That Call’ to him in space, using the amateur radio on board the ISS. But what is this amateur radio, and how does it work?
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.
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.
Last month we received a very fitting gift on behalf of Tim Peake.
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.
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