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women in science

Today marks 114 years since British aviation pioneer Amy Johnson was born. One of the most famous objects housed in the Flight Gallery at the Science Museum is the de Havilland Gipsy moth Aeroplane ‘Jason I’ flown by pilot Amy Johnson.

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, reflects on her mission to the Mir space station 25 years ago. Book tickets to join Helen in the IMAX Theatre on Saturday 21 May where she will be celebrating her anniversary. You can also 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 […]

Our Ada Lovelace exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of Ada’s birth (10 December 1815) and opened on Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. When Ada Lovelace had her portrait painted in 1835, she joked that her jaw appeared so large that the word ‘Mathematics’ could be written upon it. Mathematics and science were Lovelace’s passions and were often at the forefront of her thoughts. She spent much of her time studying […]

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