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.
ESA Project Scientist Johannes Benkhoff, gives an overview of the latest preparations for the launch of BepiColombo, which will be taking off on its 7-year mission to Mercury later this week.
A new spacecraft has landed at the Science Museum: the Structural Thermal Model of BepiColombo, developed to test the strength of the spacecraft when on its mission to Mercury. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about this challenging mission…
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It’s tricky getting to Mars. The voyage takes months, your spacecraft has to perform some delicate manoeuvres along the way and then – there is Mars itself! It has not been a welcoming world. Almost 50 missions have been launched to the red planet by a host of different nations and space agencies. Some 30 of these have failed or enjoyed only very limited success.