Confusions and Connections
Apollo and playing tricks with you
Written October 20, 2013
Apollo 8 was the first mission that escaped the pull of the earth and set course to the moon. The year was 1968. A turbulent year. With the deaths of Martin ...more
Apollo saves 1968
Written December 23, 2013
I have already touched on the troubled year 1968 was.  That one was about one of the most famous images ever to come out of the Apollo program.  That of ...more
Apollo was faked!
Written August 10, 2013
Sitting here as I am doing in my hospital bed waiting for the day that I can escape back to reality, good food and television that doesn’t cost £10 per ...more
From the Atlantic to the Moon.
Written July 9, 2014
It was 42 years between man crossing the Atlantic in a plane to man walking on the Moon. Today, that’s about half a lifetime ago. Someone who was born when ...more
From the Earth to the Moon
Written March 19, 2014
Over a hundred years ago, a Frenchman decided to make a film. Not that unusual, people had been making films for a couple of years by then. This was different. It ...more
How Spacesuits have changed
Written January 20, 2015
The history of the spacesuit is something that you don’t tend to think about. What you tend to see is the launch vehicle. Be that the giant Saturn V or ...more
In event of Moon Disaster
Written November 10, 2014
For any space nut, the most famous speech from the Apollo era was never given. It was prepared for Richard Nixon and is called In event of Moon Disaster. This ...more
Michael Collins is missing
Written March 22, 2015
A lot of images were taken on July 24, 1969 but a couple were strangely more meaningful.  It was a set by Michael Collins from the command module, Aquarius.  The ...more
Imaging a small boy sitting on a sand dune in Kitty Hawk in 1903 and looking out. What he could see is a pair of brothers who worked with bicycles ...more
Space is closer than you think
Written August 27, 2014
Space people think is a long way away. They are wrong. It only starts 63 miles away or, if you prefer the metric system, 100 kilometres. Not that far. You ...more
The first word on the moon
Written January 26, 2015
What was the first words said on the moon and who said them? As you can guess, it wasn’t Neil Armstrong’s One Small Step. It was, according to a lot of ...more
The Space Race is Over
Written February 20, 2014
So Billy Bragg told us in song. It was an interesting time the 1960s. There was a lot going in. At the start America got a new, incredibly young, president who ...more

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