Space, Spaceflight, UK Space Industry

CubeSats- the future of the space industry?

In-Space's Faraday Satellite Last year, I got the chance to do some work experience at In-Space Missions, and I got to see what it really takes to launch a satellite- from design to orbit! It was such a valuable experience to hear from space professionals talk about their jobs and their journey into such an… Continue reading CubeSats- the future of the space industry?

Space

What’s up in 2022? Spaceflight Edition!

Last was a big year for space exploration, with the arrival of 2020’s Mars launches in February followed by an exciting summer of commercial human spaceflight firsts- bringing the space industry to the attention of the general public (and provoking some much needed conversation about the ethics of spaceflight). Let's take a look at what 2022… Continue reading What’s up in 2022? Spaceflight Edition!

Space, UK Space Industry

So you want to work in the space industry: my work experience!

If you read my post about the UK space industry, you'll know that it's dominated by small-medium sized companies, with many focussed on small satellites. One of these companies is In Space Missions, and I was lucky enough to get to (virtually) spend 3 days with them last month doing some work experience! It was… Continue reading So you want to work in the space industry: my work experience!

Physics, SciComm, Space

What is Inspiration 4?

Although it was announced at the beginning of February, the mission shot to public attention after an out of this world commercial at the superbowl. So, what is it?   Inspiration 4 will be the first fully commercial, all civilian, orbital crewed space mission!  Let’s break down what this actually means: Fully Commercial: means that unlike… Continue reading What is Inspiration 4?

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?

Images of triton and venus against a pink nebula, titled NASA's Next adventure
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NASAs Next Adventure

NASA recently announced 4 potential missions to explore our solar system, as part of their Discovery Program, which aims to increase our understanding of the solar system! Each of the proposed missions have been granted $3 million to investigate their scientific value and feasibility. Can you guess where they are going? Rocket Launch via Space.com… Continue reading NASAs Next Adventure

Biology, Physics, Space, Spaceflight

How to Survive Spaceflight

‘To Mars!’ As both Government Space Agencies and Private Companies turn their attentions to long-haul spaceflight, plenty of problems have arisen! It isn’t just the logistics of living on the moon and mars, but getting there has provided its own plethora of difficulties to be solved! I have already written a post about the spacecraft… Continue reading How to Survive Spaceflight

Physics, Space, Spaceflight

The Future of Human Spaceflight

It is an exciting time for space travel! Preparations for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is well underway, multiple space agencies have announced their cooperation for the Lunar Orbital Gateway, and private companies are competing to launch the first tourists commercially! Let’s take a look at some of the awesome projects that will almost certainly… Continue reading The Future of Human Spaceflight