Tagged: space race

The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today’s space adventures - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 03, 2016

Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham Crashing into a planet is seldom a good idea. If you’re trying to travel to another world, you’re likely to land at tens of kilometres per second unless you do something serious to slow down. When Neil Armstrong famously became the first man on the moon in 1969, he piloted a lunar module … Read More

Why we need a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 03, 2015

Christopher Grainger, UCL In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4% of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious … Read More

Global premier: First Orbit - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 11, 2011

Now, ordinarily I don’t use my blog to push events*. Yuri Gagarin in Sweden However, and having said that, sometimes something comes along which looks to be particularly fascinating.  And tomorrow, just such as  thing is to take place. Sadly, the Auckland event is booked out * sniff *, but Wellingtonian’s have … Read More