Tagged: Russia

Six months on – concerns about MH17 investigation - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 19, 2015

People around the world are frustrated over the sluggishness of the official investigation into the MH17 tragedy. The documentary “Reflections on MH17″ describes some of this frustration felt by families of the victims and those who are carrying out their own investigations or attempting legal actions. This short video from the BBC endorses the concerns at … … Continue reading … Read More

The first victim! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 16, 2014

It is well established that the first victim in war is truth. Mind you the dispatch of truth usually comes well before the shooting starts. I have a personal interest in Ukraine and the dispatch of truth occurred for me straight after the February 21st agreement signed by the then President, the opposition leaders and … … Continue reading … Read More

International cooperation in space serving humanity - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 04, 2014

Photo credit: SENTINEL-1 LIFTS OFF This morning I watched the launch of the Sentinel 1A satellite. The launch was perfect and the coverage on Spaceflight Now excellent with plenty of explanation along the way. The satellite was launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch pad Kourou near the town of Sinnamary, … … Continue reading … Read More

Scientific cooperation despite political posturing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 29, 2014

I find it heartening scientific cooperation continues (so far) despite all the political posturing going on down here over the Ukraine political crisis. Here we see the arrival of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Steven Swanson at the  International Space Station (ISS). This brings the ISS to its full capacity of … … Continue reading … Read More