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RE:ENTRY 2 – Star Trek (2009)

“I couldn’t believe it when the bartender told me who you were …”

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Spot the Super Moon

November 2016 has been heralded as the year in which the largest and most spectacular moon for 69 years can be seen. ‘Super Moon’ as a term for describing this …

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How Do Astronauts Vote in Space?

It’s U.S Election Day and American citizens will be taking to the polls to elect their 45th President. On this momentous day, One Giant Read HQ pondered how NASA astronauts …

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We love SciFi Soundtracks!

We love movie soundtracks at One Giant Read. Here are some of our favourites …

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The Hidden Influencers in Early Space Exploration

You can read more about the hidden figures in space science in Margot Lee Shatterly’s book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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RE:ENTRY 1 : The Thing

John Carpenter’s 1982 Science Fiction classic The Thing is rightly acclaimed as a genre masterpiece.

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Rosetta: advancing cometary science

Rosetta was the first mission to orbit a comet and the first mission to land on a comet.

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A space for diversity?

Science and speculative fiction are genres commonly used to explore and commentate on social and cultural issues in worlds and scenarios which offer the distance which is sometimes required to take a broader view.

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The Origins of Rocket Science: Facts in Fiction! by Professor Richard Handy FRSB

At One Giant Read, we’ve been exploring the relationship between science fact and science fiction. We caught up with Richard Handy, author of the alternative historical novel The Reich Device which weaves science into its plot with a thrilling outcome.

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Returning to Earth from Space: how has a year in space affected Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly was selected for the ‘Year in Space’ mission alongside Mikhail Korniyenko, in 2012

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Returning to Earth from Space: how did it feel for Chris Hadfield

On 19th December 2012, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield launched in the Soyuz TMA-07M for a long duration stay on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 35.

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You have reached your destination: the joyfulness of never being lost again?

‘You have reached your destination’, a phrase spoken by a computerised voice of pre-selected preference which can herald much applause.

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