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?
This combined image of scans taken by Sentinel-1A’s radar shows the fast-moving Pine Island glacier, which flowed about 100 m in less than 2 weeks (in pink). Light blue represents stable ice on either side of the stream. Pine Island …
This week I’ll be meeting my fifth astronaut - if you count walking past Chris Hadfield on a zebra crossing as ‘meeting’. This isn’t actually the thing I’m most excited about this week. Jean-Francois Clervoy an ESA shuttle astronaut will …
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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.