A remarkable engine, designed to help slow down a spacecraft, recently went on display. We asked space curator Doug Millard to explain more.
Doug was the senior curator for the 'Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age' exhibition (2015) and editor of the associated publication. He has written a history of the British Black Arrow rocket and his book 'Satellite: Innovation in Orbit' was published by Reaktion Books early 2017. He is currently researching new space exhibitions for the Museum.
Today, NASA was able to successfully fly a small helicopter on Mars. Space curator Doug Millard explores this historical moment.
On the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest milestones in space exploration, Deputy Keeper of Technologies and Engineering Doug Millard looks back at the celebrations that followed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic mission.
Curator Doug Millard looks at how our exploration of space is a truly international affair.
Curator Doug Millard celebrates the life of Mae C. Jemison, engineer and former NASA astronaut who was the first black woman to travel into space.
Space curator Doug Millard explores the upcoming NASA mission to Mars, and how this will pave the way for future exploration of the red planet.
As the Hope mission to Mars prepares to launch, we spoke to the spacecraft lead about the mission.
Space Curator Doug Millard discusses the anticipated launch of the United Arab Emirates’s first Mars orbiter.
As we celebrate the launch of the Crew Dragon and two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, Space Curator Doug Millard looks back at the history of the space capsule.
As we launch our Summer of Space and celebrate 50 years since the Apollo Moon missions, Curator Doug Millard takes us back in time to when the Apollo 10 command module first landed at the Science Museum.
This is the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake as he traveled into space.
Curator Doug Millard explores why the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket was so significant for space exploration.