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Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield is the Science Director at the Science Museum Group. He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. He was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades, and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. Roger is also a science journalist, author and broadcaster who has written seven books and has had thousands of articles published in newspapers and magazines.

What if the Soviet hammer and sickle had been the first flag on the Moon, rather than the Stars and Stripes? As the Science Museum celebrates the Apollo 11 landing in its Summer of Space, Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who trained to be the first to walk on the Moon.

As the Science Museum prepares to open its £24m Medicine Galleries, Roger Highfield reports on a remarkable new insight into why everyone is different.