Celebrating the 80th birthday of Valentina Tereshkova
The Science Museum had an exciting visit by Russian Cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin on 13 November 2015. Lazutkin © Science Museum Aleksandr Lazutkin was a flight engineer on the 1997 Soyuz TM-25 mission to the Mir space station, where he spent a total of 184 days. During his time on Mir he experienced a power cut, a collision and a fire on the station. He was joined by space law and colonisation expert Dr Jill Stuart and philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs. They […]
Dr Buzz Aldrin discussed Apollo, ‘space selfies’ and how to colonise Mars in a recent Science Museum event.
To celebrate Tim Peake’s Principia mission, Tim and other famous faces shared their #SpaceMemory with us.
It seems like everyone’s talking about sending people to Mars. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just found evidence of liquid water on Mars today, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is bringing the Red Planet to life in our cinemas and you can see a spacesuit designed for use on Mars in our Cosmonauts exhibition. There is hope that we’ll be sending people to Mars for real in the next few decades – but when they go, will they be ready for […]