Recent visitors to the Science Museum may have spied the updated ‘Planet Science’ display in our Exploring Space gallery. Space Curator Doug Millard explores the story behind ‘Planet Science’ below. It’s hard to believe that we didn’t know what the surface of Mars looked like until 1964. That was the year NASA’s Mariner 4 spacecraft flew past the planet and returned the first images. And for many it was a big disappointment; no rivers or oceans; no vegetation; no indications […]
Pip Moss, Content Manager for Antenna, explains one of the latest developments in space exploration, the LightSail.
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden told hundreds of young visitors about upcoming missions, deploying the Hubble Space Telescope and the emotion of his final space mission as part of a Royal Society event for schools.
Dr Buzz Aldrin discussed Apollo, ‘space selfies’ and how to colonise Mars in a recent Science Museum event.