My Visit to the Smtihsonian Air and Space Museums – Washington D.C.

Washington D.C., capital of the US, home of the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the White House but also the location of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. I was lucky enough to be in Washington D.C. recently and took the opportunity to pay a visit. The museum is actually split into two different … Continue reading My Visit to the Smtihsonian Air and Space Museums – Washington D.C.

Perseverance’s 7 Minutes of Terror

This Thursday (18th Feb), if everything goes smoothly, NASA's Perseverance Rover will touch down on the surface of Mars. The landing sequence required to get it safely to the surface is like something from science fiction. It is a complex landing sequence, made all the more difficult by the fact that real time communication with … Continue reading Perseverance’s 7 Minutes of Terror

Astronauts to Launch from US Soil for the First Time in Nearly 9 Years

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in Jan. 2020, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft on the company’s uncrewed In-Flight Abort Test. Credit: NASA This Wednesday evening, if everything goes to plan, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will be the first US astronauts … Continue reading Astronauts to Launch from US Soil for the First Time in Nearly 9 Years