The Big Topic: Space and the Moon Landings
This July marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, made by a team of astronauts on Apollo 11. To celebrate the anniversary, we’ve got some great free resources and videos for space-themed books to […]Read More
The Space Age is 59 Today!
On October 4th, 1957, the Space Race burst into life, with early honours going to the Soviet Union. The launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, was a landmark in our species’ history – […]Read More
On This Day: Alan Shepard
On this day, fifty-five years ago, Commander (later Rear Admiral) Alan Shepard became the first American in space, when he piloted the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission on a fifteen-minute sub-orbital flight. Although, three weeks earlier, on […]Read More
On This Day: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
The name most frequently associated with modern rocketry is that of Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), the German rocket scientist who moved to the United States at the end of the Second World War, known to […]Read More
Happy Sputnik Day!
On October 4th, 1957, the Space Race burst into life, with early honours for the Soviet Union. The launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, was a landmark in our species’ history – and […]Read More
The Space Shuttle’s Last Journey
On Sunday 14th October, the space shuttle Endeavour made its final journey. Not to the International Space Station or the Hubble Space Telescope or even to low Earth orbit – this trip was through the streets […]Read More