As the largest space event on Earth launches today, we’re diving into our galleries and collections to discover the objects and activities that tell the story of international space exploration.
Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, describes efforts to predict solar storms as the museum prepares to launch a major new exhibition about the Sun.
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…
Space weather could wreak havoc on Earth, yet few of us are taking the threat seriously. Find out more about the dark side of the Sun and see what you can do to help save the world.
Stephen Hawking, the best known scientist on planet Earth will be mourned for his remarkable impact, not just on the field of cosmology but as a hugely successful science writer and a beacon of inspiration for how the limitations of the body can be overcome by the power of the mind.
This is the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake as he traveled into space.