SciComm, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Representation Matters: 10 Black Astronauts you should know

Space has a diversity problem. Over 90% of NASA's astronauts are white. Only 4% are black- that's less than 20 people! Other major space agencies, like CSA, ESA and Roscosmos, are similarly lacking in representation. Thankfully, it is improving, with 25% of NASA's active astronauts being people of colour. Its a move in the right… Continue reading Representation Matters: 10 Black Astronauts you should know

SciComm, Spaceflight

5 things that made the SpaceX launch so cool!

All rocket launches are awesome feats of engineering and science, but what made Demo-2 special? I’ve never watched a rocket launch in real life (I was meant to see the Parker Solar Probe launch in 2018, but it got pushed past the length of my visit to the space coast 😭) but every time I… Continue reading 5 things that made the SpaceX launch so cool!

Space, Spaceflight

Why was the 1st Demo-2 launch scrubbed?

Wednesday (May 27th) was meant to mark a momentous occasion in the history of spaceflight, a stepping stone to a more sustainable, accessible future: the first crewed launch of a commercial vehicle, and the first orbital launch from the US in 9 years! 1st image- the first commercial partnership astronauts: Doug Hurley (Right) and Bob… Continue reading Why was the 1st Demo-2 launch scrubbed?

Physics, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Born in Ireland, Jocelyn Bell Burnell was interested in science from a young age despite her first school not initially permitting girls to study science. Fortunately, her parents supported her interest, and she attended boarding school in England, where her physics teacher persuaded her to continue to University. After an undergraduate in physics from Glasgow,… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Why Science needs Women

February 11th was the International Day for Women and Girls in Stem (wow that’s a mouthful to say!). But why is this day so important? Why isn’t it just STEM day? It’s because last year, only 8,000 girls took A-Level physics, but over THREE TIMES as many boys did. (sciencefocus.com) It’s because Women make up… Continue reading Why Science needs Women