Curator of Technology and Engineering, Rachel Boon, welcomes a new addition to our Making the Modern World Gallery.
Rachel Boon looks at the lesser known story of Winston Churchill’s passion for flying.
Rachel Boon, Content Developer, reveals the radical quest by two nutritionists to create a healthy national diet during the Second World War – one of the stories featured in a new exhibition, Churchill’s Scientists.
Curator Rachel Boon celebrates the work of Dorothy Hodgkin.
Rachel Boon looks at the pioneering work of Luke Howard, the man who named the clouds.
Rachel Boon blogs on creating a new display to explore the life and legacy of Alexander Parkes.
Rachel Boon, Assistant Curator of Technologies and Engineering, writes about Apollo 10 and four decades of space exploration. Forty four years ago today, on 26th May 1969, NASA’s Apollo 10 command module and crew of three splashed into the Pacific Ocean after eight days in space. The mission, a dry run for Apollo 11, returned valuable information about our nearest cosmic neighbour ahead of the Moon landing later that year. The team of three astronauts – Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan […]
Clack clack clack clack… ping! The sound of a typewriter sweeping across the page, already becoming a faint memory, will soon fall silent as the mass manufacturing of this technology ends in the UK.