Happy birthday Voyager 2

Happy birthday Voyager 2

Exactly 40 years ago today a Titan 3E rocket took off from Cape Canaveral. That’s not that unusual. The thing that it was carrying , would become one of the furthest travelled objects in history. That object was Voyager 2. The older sister of the, current, record holder voyager 1 that was launched two weeks

Hidden figures

Hidden figures

Hidden Figures tells the true story of the female “computers” that helped land man on the moon.  From sitting in a room using adding machines to help design the orbital mechanics required for this incredible task. Their story isn’t new but not very well know until today.  This film will show what can be done

Rosetta this is Philae calling

Rosetta this is Philae calling

Not that long ago a small robot on an asteroid sent this tweet: Hello Earth! Can you hear me? #WakeUpPhilae — Philae Lander (@Philae2014) June 14, 2015 It was a message that we all wanted to, and hoped that we would, hear.  After a bad landing and having critical power issues she has awakened.  This

Saturn V – When tests fail

Saturn V – When tests fail

Sometimes you stumble upon some great stories from the space race. One of my favourites came from the testing of the various systems that became the Saturn V stack. From testing the enormous, first stage, F1 engines to the launch escape system at the other end of the vehicle. This is one of the tests