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The space programmes of the USA and USSR began in a spirit of bitter Cold War rivalry but by the early 1970s internation tensions had eased a little into a […]

Shaking Hands in Orbit: the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

The space programmes of the USA and USSR began in a spirit of bitter Cold War rivalry but by the early 1970s internation tensions had eased a little into a […]

Recently the idea of people living on Mars has been the talk of the astronomy circle and has captured the minds of many. Once posed with this possibility, the natural […]

Living on the Moon

Recently the idea of people living on Mars has been the talk of the astronomy circle and has captured the minds of many. Once posed with this possibility, the natural […]

Some of us who have vivid memories of famous spacecraft and rockets that ‘had their day’ in the consciousness of the world may wonder what prominent space agencies are working […]

CST-100: Boeing’s New Spacecraft

Some of us who have vivid memories of famous spacecraft and rockets that ‘had their day’ in the consciousness of the world may wonder what prominent space agencies are working […]

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Our Solar System is vast. We on Earth cruise around the Sun in an orbit with a radius of about 150 million km (93 million miles), but the most distant […]

How Did New Horizons Get to Pluto so Quickly?

Our Solar System is vast. We on Earth cruise around the Sun in an orbit with a radius of about 150 million km (93 million miles), but the most distant […]

It is already one of the biggest films to hit cinemas this year, and if you haven’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, then I urge you to go and […]

The Space Science behind Avengers: Age of Ultron

It is already one of the biggest films to hit cinemas this year, and if you haven’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, then I urge you to go and […]

My relationship with Tom Mason nearly got off to a rocky start when I thought I was going to have to throw him out of his own planetarium!   Once […]

Tom Mason: A Fond Farewell from Armagh Planetarium

My relationship with Tom Mason nearly got off to a rocky start when I thought I was going to have to throw him out of his own planetarium!   Once […]