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Lazutkin © Science Museum

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 […]

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.

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