This is the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake as he traveled into space.
A galaxy of astronauts gathered at the Science Museum to celebrate 25 years since Helen Sharman became the first Brit in space.
A glimpse of how big data can make healthcare more proactive, preventative and predictive was given by the world’s best-known biotechnology entrepreneur, Dr. Craig Venter, last night at the Science Museum’s Director’s Annual Dinner. Dr. Venter, who flew to the Museum from his home La Jolla and returns to Washington today, is the recipient from President Obama of the National Medal of Science, the highest honour awarded to scientists by the US government. Dr. Venter recently set up Human Longevity […]
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, reflects on her mission to the Mir space station 25 years ago. You can visit Helen’s website here. Space missions capture the imagination. They turn people on to science. They broaden our horizons too. I can hardly believe that it has been 25 years since I played my small part in this great adventure, the next phase of human exploration. My journey into space began in 1989 after I had answered an advertisement […]
To celebrate Tim Peake’s Principia mission, Tim and other famous faces shared their #SpaceMemory with us.
During the preparations for our landmark exhibition, Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age, we reunited Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman, with her spacesuit around a quarter of a century after she first wore it for her pioneering mission to the Mir space station. Helen’s journey began in 1989 when she, then a food technologist, answered an advertisement that she had heard on her car radio: “Astronaut wanted. No experience necessary.” With Timothy Mace, she was eventually selected from over 13,000 […]