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Tour of the ISS

Have a look at this fascinating tour around the ISS. This is an excellent video (25 Mins) from NASSA and illustrates much of the way that astronauts live. Link    www.wimp.com/orbitaltour

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Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

This video is of a talk by Eddie and Ewan the ‘Ant and Dec’ of the society. In their discussion one of them takes the part of supporting the moon landing and the other against the moon landing taking place.     The Moon landing conspiracy theories claim that some or all elements of the […]

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Reinventing Space Flight

This video and text about re-inventing space flight comes from SpaceRip. Lots more of their interesting video content on Youtube. Follow Dr. Ben Longmier and his team into the rugged Alaskan wilderness on a quest to build a whole new type of rocket engine. Their goal is to test sensitive components by launching them into […]

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TedX Salford – Amazing speakers: NASA Astronaut

TED talks, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, are a series of conference events that bring together great and not so great thinkers of our age on a wide range of subjects. Some of our blog posts incorporate TED videos e.g. Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids In just over […]

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Psychology of an Astronaut

In astronomy we often focus on the cosmos and observing the cosmos from here on Earth or by using unmanned space craft. Often we forget about manned space travel and especially the psychological demands on astronauts which has changed immeasurably since the days of the first manned space flights. This article from Wired explores some […]

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